Bankruptcy Courts Fail to Enlighten On Electricity As Goods or Services

By | Energy Business Law | October 23, 2014
Bankruptcy Courts Fail to Enlighten On Electricity As Goods or Services

Is electricity goods or services?  That seemingly simple yet confounding question is illustrated by three recent bankruptcy cases (all of which consider whether an electricity provider is entitled to an administrative expense priority under Bankruptcy Code Section 503(b)(9) for “the value of goods received by the debtor” in the ordinary course within 20 days prior to the automatic stay).

An Update On Recent Oil- and Gas-Related Decisions in Ohio

By | North America Shale Blog | October 21, 2014

Due to increased drilling activity in the Utica shale formation, state and federal courts in Ohio and the 6th Circuit have recently issued decisions related to local drilling regulations, drilling permits, leasing, indemnity provisions, and whether a landowner can state a strict liability claim against a drilling company that survives a motion to dismiss.