Energy & Environmental
Issues involving energy and environmental law are key components of Diamond McCarthy’s litigation practice. Our cases range from the defense of oil and gas royalty litigation to the prosecution of pipeline supply contracts including contract and tort claims arising out of hurricane damage in the Gulf and the defense of major class actions. We also have prosecuted and defended clients in matters relating to both traditional and new energies.
Our representations include antitrust, price-fixing, Ponzi scheme, RICO, fraud, interstate commerce, shareholder rights and securities irregularities. We have also established a formidable reputation in environmental litigation, with wins for clients involved in difficult toxic tort cases and in disputes relating to plant engineering and operations.
Diamond McCarthy is currently defending a publicly traded exploration and production company against multi-hundred-million dollar claims that the company participated in an industry-wide antitrust conspiracy to suppress all lease bonuses and royalties paid for Barnett Shale leases. Our attorneys successfully challenged the plaintiffs’ standing to bring antitrust claims resulting in a dismissal of the plaintiffs’ claims against our client with prejudice. We are now defending that dismissal order before the Second Court of Appeals in Ft. Worth, Texas.
- Hicks Selected as Recipient of ABA Distinguished Environmental Advocates Award
- David Ammons Becomes Board Certified in Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law
- Jim McCarthy Applauds Solicitor General's Brief Regarding Placer Dome Inc.'s Controversial Mine in Marinduque
- Marinduque and Diamond McCarthy Score Big Win
- Reda Hicks co-author, "Crafting a Sustainable Mining Policy in the Philippines", published this month in Natural Resources & Environment (Winter 2013), Volume 27, Number 3.
- David Ammons and James Sheppard, co-authors, Extracting Hydrocarbons From Unconventional Shales, presented at the National Business Institute Conference on Fracking Law: From Land Contract Negotiations to Environmental Dispute (October 2012)
- David Ammons and James Sheppard, co-authors, Valuing The Potential Of Land For Oil And Gas Development, presented at the National Business Institute Conference on Fracking Law: From Land Contract Negotiations to Environmental Dispute (October 2012)
- Reda M. Hicks author, LEED and the Building Profession: No Competition, American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy & Resources (SEER), Smart Growth and Green Buildings Committee Newsletter, Vol. 5 No. 1 (January 2012)
- Reda M. Hicks presenter, Panel on Extraterritorial Environmental Liability at the International Bar Association Annual Conference, Vancouver (October 2010)
- Reda M. Hicks, together with Dr. Dina V. Diaz, head of Pulmonary Medicine, Lung Center of the Philippines, present Occupational Exposure to Asbestos: A Medical and Legal Overview, Philippine College of Chest Physicians Annual International Conference on Health, Air Quality and the Environment (August 8, 2009)
- David Ammons and MaryAnn Joerres, co-authors, Production, Privileges, and Practice (Preserving and Piercing Privileges in an Oil and Gas Practice), presented at 34th Annual Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Institute (April 2008)
- Reda M. Hicks speaker, International Environmental Litigation: Interfacing with Global Communities, The Alliance for Bases Clean-up, Olongapo City, Pampanga, Philippines (April 21, 2007)
- Reda M. Hicks speaker, Grass Roots Activism: What a Community Can Do in the Wake of Disaster, National Organization of Mining NGO's, Manila, Philippines (April 12, 2007)
- Reda M. Hicks author, Riverkeeper, Inc. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency: Finally a Solution that the Courts Can Live With... Almost, 32 ECOLOGY L.Q. 689 (2005)
- Reda M. Hicks author, Healthy Forest Restoration Act-Will it Really Protect Homes and Communities?, 31 ECOLOGY L.Q. 639 (2004)
- Reda M. Hicks author, Instructing the EPA How to Regulate Vehicle Emissions, 30 ECOLOGY L.Q. 791 (2003)
- Eric D. Madden, author, The Voluntary Cleanup and Redevelopment Act: The Limits of the Kansas Brownfields Law, 46 Kan. L. Rev. 593 (1998)