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New Mexico Oil & Gas Commission Adopts New Fracking Disclosure and Horizontal Well Rule, and Considers “Pit Rule” Amendments

The New Mexico Oil Conservation Commission is considering three important changes to its rules. On November 15, 2011, the Commission adopted a new disclosure rule proposed by the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association which requires operators using hydraulic fracturing when completing a well to…

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New Mexico Mining Commission Extends Sunset Date for Permit Fees

    New Mexico Mining Commission decided to extend the sunsetting of Mining Act permitting fees from March 31, 2012 to December 31, 2012.  This will maintain the Mining and Minerals Division’s staffing at eight employees, and will allow additional time to consider fee…

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Untruthfulness on Application Required Denial of Water Discharge Permit

    In August 2011, the New Mexico Court of Appeals clarified any ambiguity that may have existed in the New Mexico Environment Department’s ability to deny a discharge permit based on an individual’s misrepresentation in a permit application. In Summers v. N.M….

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Legal Malpractice State of New Mexico

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Modrall Sperling Launches Giving Campaign for 75th Anniversary

Modrall Sperling revealed today a new 75th anniversary logo and celebration plans for its 75th anniversary. Established in 1937, the firm has long played a major role in…

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Tenth Circuit Upholds Arbitration Clause in Drilling Equipment Dispute

    On January 2, 2012, the Tenth Circuit dismissed a Plaintiff’s case and compelled the parties to arbitrate a dispute overturning an Oklahoma District Court. EEC, Inc. v. Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations, Inc., This holding supports the federal policy embodied under the Federal…

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New Shareholder, 2012

Modrall Sperling is pleased to announce the addition of a new shareholder effective January 1, 2012, Brian K. Nichols. Brian K. Nichols practices primarily in litigation, with focuses on energy, natural resources and Indian Law. Brian received his undergraduate degree in Economics with honors from…

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