(Nick De La Torre / Houston Chronicle)

Cheniere won’t ask for billions in stock awards

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Facing a shareholder lawsuit over “excessive” executive paydays, Cheniere Energy told a Delaware court last week it won’t ask investors to approve $2.2 billion in stock awards to its top brass.
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Trial to start over Texas pipeline bomb attempt

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A man charged with trying to blow up a Dallas-area natural gas pipeline corresponded with imprisoned Unabomber Ted Kaczynski before the 2012 blast.
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BP seeks return of millions in oil spill damage payments

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BP want back millions of dollars in oil spill claims payments it says were “erroneous.”
The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. (Photo: dbking/Flickr)

Supreme Court curbs shareholder class-action suits with Halliburton case

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A Supreme Court ruling Monday will make it easier for Halliburton to fight a lawsuit brought by investors who allege the company misled them.
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Oil companies sued for MTBE pollution in Pennsylvania

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The companies’ conduct was “wanton, malicious, oppressive and fraudulent,” the lawsuit said, and they “fraudulently, deceptively and unfairly” marketed MTBE as safe for the environment.
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Breaking Bad meets Fargo in underbelly of shale boom

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Along with oil prosperity in North Dakota has come a spasm of crime unlike any before on the prairie. Where farmers once sealed deals with a handshake, authorities now contend with drug gangs, meth labs, and violent crimes.
Paul Perea

Lawyer joins Tudor, Pickering, Holt as director, general counsel

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Paul Perea, moving to Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. from Baker Botts, is the first to hold the title of general counsel at TPH.
(Nick De La Torre / Houston Chronicle)

Cheniere: Revoking high executive payout would be detrimental to company

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Cheniere Energy and its executives asked a Delaware court late Monday to throw out a shareholder lawsuit that challenged $1.7 billion in stock awards, including most of CEO Charif Souki’s pay last year.
Kurt Mix (center) arrives at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.  (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Feds want time to decide on retrial for former BP engineer

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Prosecutors said Tuesday that deciding whether to appeal Duval’s order will take time and will require involvement of top Justice Department officials.
Cheniere Energy plans is adding LNG export capacity to the existing Sabine Pass import terminal in Louisiana. (Cheniere Energy Inc./Bloomberg)

Cheniere may not have an easy road on compensation lawsuit

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Cheniere Energy may face a tough fight al battle over $1.6 billion in compensation investors claim in a lawsuit should be returned.