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Rooted in Pittsburgh for 40 years, Houston Harbaugh has provided legal counsel, transactional and litigation services in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio.


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News & Updates

  • OSHA’s New View From Above
    Thanks to a recently released Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) memo, we know that OSHA inspectors now have the option of using drones to do flyover inspections of worksites across the U.S.
  • Oklahoma Federal Court Rules That Driller Must Pay Royalty On Fuel Gas
    By Robert J. Burnett   The development and processing of raw natural gas requires a constant and reliable energy source.  Critical operations such as compression, separation, […]
  • Houston Harbaugh Announces 2019 Executive Committee and Officers
    March 5, 2018 | Houston Harbaugh today announced the election of its Executive Committee and Officers. […]
  • Houston Harbaugh, P.C Files “Amicus Curiae Brief’ on Behalf of the Pennsylvania chapter of the National Association of Royalty Owners in Briggs, et al v. Southwestern Energy (63 MAP 2018)
    By Robert J. Burnett  In a landmark decision on April 2, 2018, the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that the “Rule of Capture” does not apply […]
  • Murphy Exploration v. Adams: Texas Supreme Court Suggests That Horizontal Well Bore Will Not Drain Hydrocarbons From Adjacent Tract
    By Robert J. Burnett  As more and more horizontal well bores are being drilled across Pennsylvania, landowners are now keeping a closer eye on the […]
  • Federal District Court in Pennsylvania Allows Royalty Claim to Move Forward
    By Robert J. Burnett  As the Marcellus Shale development enters its fifteenth year, drillers are becoming more creative and aggressive in their effort to avoid […]
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