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Solenex, LLC v. Bernhardt, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior: Cancellation of 1982 Oil and Gas Lease Upheld – Significant Cultural and Religious Lands of the Badger-Two Medicine Area in Montana

Introduction and Setting           On June 16, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia wrote what could be the last chapter in a long-running dispute over an oil and gas lease issued by…

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A Message From The Modrall Sperling Law Firm Regarding Diversity and Inclusion

The ongoing massive protests across this country and throughout the world, triggered by the recent high-profile, violent killings of racial and ethnic minorities at the hands of authorities, have laid bare this nation’s tragic history of systemic racism and injustice. Persistent episodes…

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Modrall Sperling COVID-19 Task Force Updated June 9, 2020

*This article is authored by Roberta Cooper Ramo with Nicole T. Russell, Haley B. Adams and other Modrall Sperling attorneys. In a very short period of time, the COVID-19 virus already has made a lasting imprint on the daily lives of individuals. …

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UPDATE: Modrall Sperling COVID-19 Task Force

*This article is authored by Roberta Cooper Ramo with Nicole T. Russell, Haley B. Adams and other Modrall Sperling attorneys. Latest change in business openings in New Mexico: per Governor Lujan Grisham’s most recent press release, available here, on May 16, most…

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A Cure for the Common Coronavirus – Keeping Your Lease Alive

Many oil and gas leases and contractual arrangements that made sense a few weeks ago make no sense at current oil prices.  The law may, however, provide some relief for those stuck between low oil prices and the need to spend millions…

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Modrall Sperling Employment Newsletter

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is requiring employers to post a notice of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The FFCRA becomes effective on April 1, 2020. The current poster applicable to non-federal employees (as of March 26, 2020) can be…

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act – What Employers Need to Know

On March 18, 2020, the U.S. Senate passed, and President Donald Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The Act will become effective April 2, 2020. While full text of the Act can be found here, those provisions…

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Statement Regarding COVID-19

We at Modrall Sperling hope that you and yours are, and remain, safe and well. During this unprecedented global health crisis, we want to assure you that we are committed to assisting you in confronting and managing the uncertainties of COVID-19. For…

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Native American Law Watch Summer 2018

Current Law Watch Articles: Supreme Court Ducks Addressing “Immovable Property” Exception to Tribal Sovereign Immunity As Chief Justice Roberts put it in his concurring opinion in Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Lundgren, “There should be a means of resolving a mundane dispute…

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Native American Law Watch Summer 2017

Current Law Watch Articles: BIA Regulations on Appraisal/Valuation of Indian Property On June 10, 2016, Congress passed the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act (ITARA), and on June 22, 2016, President Barack Obama signed it into law.  Although the ITARA contains the outline…

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