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Participants are paid to review branding material and provide feedback on proposed designs. San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 18, 2014 – When law firms rebrand, create new marketing literature or design a new website, they want to know what their target market thinks. Anyone who has hired a lawyer in the United States after 2004 can now receive compensation for participation in a Custom Legal Marketing focus group. To qualify, a focus group participant must have retained a lawyer within the last 10 years. Both the focus group member and the retained attorney must have been (and be) […]


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Charleston, W.Va. (Law Firm Newswire) March 1, 2013 – The law firm Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC (Spilman) announced today that member James A. Walls will be speaking on Thursday in Washington, D.C. at the North American Regional Meeting of World Services Group. Walls will be speaking to leaders from the world’s top professional service firms on the topic of “Transforming the North American Natural Gas Market – LNG Exports, Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing and Strategies for Reducing Emissions of Greenhouse Gases – The Need for an Integrated Regional Strategy.” Walls is Spilman’s member in charge of the Morgantown office. […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 4, 2012 – Texas-based RiceTec Inc. sold defective hybrid seeds to farmers, according to a lawsuit filed in Arkansas. The lawsuit has now been joined by farmers in Texas and Louisiana. The litigation began when RiceTec sued a Greene County, Arkansas farmer for not paying his bill. The farmer had purchased RiceTec long-grain rice seeds, which he claimed were of inferior quality, as they did not mill properly and failed to produce promised yields. That farmer countersued, and several other farmers have since joined the lawsuit. “In business litigation such as this, breach of […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 11, 2012 – Leslie v. Veteran’s Land Board is a very recent Texas Supreme Court case that clarifies some of the confusion about the obligations that executive rights holders owe to mineral rights owners who lack executive rights. In instances where mineral or royalty interests have been separated from the right to execute a lease, whoever holds the right to execute a lease is called the executive rights holder. Other mineral or royalty owners who do not have the right to execute a lease are called non-executive interest holders. “The Leslie case fires a […]


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Woodbridge, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) December 19, 2011 – David A. Roth, a partner and Chair of the Environmental Practice Group at Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP’s Woodbridge office, was a speaker at, “Working with Your LSRP” short course on December 5, 2011. The seminar was hosted by the Rutgers University Agricultural Experiment Station. Mr. Roth focuses his practice on real estate, environmental, and health and safety law with special emphasis on compliance counseling and the environmental aspects of real estate and business transactions. He assists clients in resolving issues arising under solid and hazardous waste laws, the federal […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 6, 2011 – A recent Texas oil and gas lawsuit pits two parties against each other over land and mineral rights. Red Boot Production Co. says that it owns oil and gas leases on 38 acres of land. Red Boot claims to have the mineral rights under a Beaumont Irrigation Co. canal on the property. Samson Lone Star (and the other defendants) allegedly has two wells close to the canal. Red Boot says that Samson has used these wells to get gas and gas condensate from under the canal without any right to do […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 2, 2011 – Recent headlines show that having oil and gas on your property can be a mixed blessing. In Jefferson County, residents were planning on an increase in their incomes based on drilling by BP and Cimarex Energy on their 156.68 acre tract. Seven people filed a lawsuit alleging that the companies refused to pay a one-sixteenth reserved royalty interest of all the oil produced on their land. The residents say an oil and gas lease has been in existence on their land since 1933. Two wells have already been drilled, and the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 23, 2011 – The leasing, exploration, production, sale and transportation of oil and gas can be a rollercoaster ride filled with booms and busts. Not only do landowners and producers have to deal with fast changing economics, but every week, numerous lawsuits appear in Texas courts and beyond challenging the rights of one party or another. Disputes over leases, royalties, mineral ownership and processing occur frequently. The oil and gas industry can be a white-knuckle ride for those landowners or businesses without proper legal guidance. “Skilled legal counsel can help you untangle difficult situations,” […]


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Stratton Faxon is representing more than 35 plaintiffs whose homes were affected by the blast at the Kleen Energy plant in Middletown, Connecticut last February. New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) August 30, 2010 – A lawsuit was filed on Aug. 4, 2010 in Hartford Superior Court on behalf of more than 35 plaintiffs whose homes were affected by the blast at the Kleen Energy plant in Middletown last February. Homeowners have found themselves embroiled in a hurtful and troublesome situation due to the severe negligence demonstrated by the defendants the day of that deadly gas explosion. Many homes suffered […]


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