Monday, July 8th, 2019
Richard F. Brown The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you. ConocoPhillips Co. v. Koopmann 547 S.W.3d 858 (Tex. 2018) (Rule against perpetuities) held that the rule against perpetuities is generally not applicable in oil and gas conveyances, if the termination of […]

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
Richard F. Brown The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you. Armour Pipe Line Co. v. Sandel Energy, Inc., No. 14-16-00490-CV, 2018 WL 1546697 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 28, 2018, pet. filed) held that a foreign entity that forfeited its certificate […]

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
Richard F. Brown The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you. Haywood WI Units, Ltd. v. B&S Dunagan Investments, Ltd., No. 13-15-00454-CV, 2017 WL 6379737 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi Dec. 14, 2017, pet. filed) (mem. op.) held that grantor reserved a present right […]

Monday, September 3rd, 2018
Richard F. Brown The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you. Bradley v. Shaffer, 535 S.W.3d 242 (Tex. App.—Eastland 2017, no pet.) held that a trust did not violate the rule against perpetuities, that a mineral deed executed in violation of the […]