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Federal jury awards Spoked Manufacturing $5 million in patent infringement case

A Louisiana federal jury has awarded Spoked Manufacturing $5 million in a patent infringement and fraud case against Besco Tubular of Houma. The case centers...

Moreno frac sand operation files for Chapter 11 with $128M in debt

This story has been changed since its original publication to correct the spelling of Michel Moreno's name. A holding company owned in part by Lafayette...

Supreme Court: State wage laws don’t apply to oil platform workers

Workers on offshore oil drilling platforms are covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act—not state overtime and wage laws—and are not entitled to be...

A decade later, Stanford Group fraud still impacts industry retirees

Kathy Mier still remembers the feeling she got in the pit of her stomach when she heard that federal agents had raided the downtown...

Industry advocates target ‘insurance rate epidemic’

The Louisiana Chemical Association and the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association are part of a coalition urging the Louisiana State Bar Association to crack...

3rd Circuit ruling says no to severance taxes based on index pricing

A new Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal decision bars the Louisiana Department of Revenue from imposing severance taxes on crude oil production based...

Contractor barred from suing Valero for chemical burn injuries

A contractor injured when chemicals spilled on him at a Louisiana Valero Energy Corp. oil refinery in May 2018 can’t sue the company or...

Oil and gas firm Vanguard back in bankruptcy

Blaming volatility in the oil and gas markets, Vanguard Natural Resources has returned to bankruptcy for the second time in two years. The exploration and...

Roundup ruling unlikely to impact Louisiana production plant—for now

Though the recent verdict of a San Francisco federal jury linking Roundup weed killer to cancer was the second in the U.S. in less...

Texas bankruptcy trustee wants south Louisiana industrial firms to return $5.3 million

A Houston bankruptcy trustee is coming after 17 south Louisiana industrial firms, seeking to claw back payments made by Montco Oilfield Contractors Inc. in the...

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