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The question posed in our recent discussion of Devon Energy v. Apache Corporation was the meaning of “payor” under the Texas Division Order Statute. The answer, as far as it went, was that in a well drilled without a joint operating agreement the statute does...

The government has former spies, military officials, and law enforcement professionals on hundreds of corporate boards to protect national security, in what a Washington University Law Review study calls an increase in “national security corporate governance.” The study claims that,in effect, shareholders are relegated to little...

For The Wall Street Journal, Jess Bravin reports that in Collins v. Virginia, in which the justices held on Tuesday that the automobile exception to the warrant requirement does not permit a warrantless search of a motorcycle parked in the driveway of a home, Justice...

The D&O Diary’s European itinerary continued with a last stop over the Memorial Day weekend in Dubrovnik, Croatia’s famous Adriatic port city. We added a fascinating day trip to Mostar, in Bosnia-Herzegovina. People have been telling me basically my whole life that I needed to...

The petition of the day is: Lacaze v. Louisiana 17-1566 Issues: (1) Whether the district court judge’s failure to recuse himself – or even disclose his involvement with the police investigation relating to the likely murder weapon in this case – violated the petitioner’s rights under the due...