Certiorari Denied by U.S. Supreme Court in Woods County Case

Missouri Gas Energy v. Monica Schmidt, Woods County, Oklahoma Assessor, 2008 OK 94, 234 P.3d 938, cert. denied, 130 S.Ct. 2141 (2010). In this case, the firm represented Woods County and the Woods County Assessor. This case of first impression involved, among other things, the issue of whether or not natural gas in storage in Oklahoma could be taxed on an ad valorem basis without running afoul of the commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution. The Oklahoma Supreme Court found that it could. Missouri Gas Energy petitioned for certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court. After the issues were fully briefed by order of the U.S. Supreme Court, cert. was denied.