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Lease agreements

Anthony Wayne Corp. v. Elco Fastening Systems, LLC

A district court, on motions for summary judgment, dismissed all but one of a property owner's environmental, waste, and breach of lease claims against various manufacturing companies that leased the site. The owner has been leasing the...

Harrison v. Cabot Oil & Gas Corp.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that oil and gas leases need not be extended where the lessor has pursued an unsuccessful lawsuit challenging the validity of the lease. An oil company that had been unsuccessfully sued by its lessor...

Apache Corp. v. W&T Offshore, Inc.

The Fifth Circuit held that a "farmout agreement," under which the owner of a federal offshore oil and gas lease transferred its rights to drill to another drilling operator, does not require the operator to bear a proportionate...

Atlantic Richfield Co. v. Farm Credit Bank of Wichita

The court affirms in part and reverses in part various rulings made by a district court resolving the claims and counterclaims of a lessee and three lessors of several oil and gas leases in Huerfano County, Colorado. The lessors'...