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Beardslee v. Inflection Energy, 44

The express force majeure clause in oil and gas leases entered into between various new York landowners and energy companies does not modify the habendum clause and, therefore, the leases terminated at the conclusion of their primary terms, and were not extended by then-Governor Paterson's mandated formal environmental review to address the impact of the combined use of high-volume hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/31/2015
  • Published 03/31/2015



  • Court of Appeals of New York


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