Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
Richard F. Brown   The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of some significance to you.   In Pampell Interests. Inc. v. Wolle, No. 03-89-238-CV (Tex. App.–Austin, October 10, 1990, n.w.h.), the Court held that where an oil and gas lease requires the “lessee to […]

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
Richard F. Brown   The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you.   Sun Operating Limited Partnership v. Oatman, No. 004-93-00634-CV, 1995 WL 92593 (Tex. App.–San Antonio March 8, 1995–) involves the adverse possession of the mineral rights by one operator against […]

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
CASE NOTE Richard F. Brown   The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you.   The lease involved in Geotrac Energy Corp. v. Gottschalk, 925 S.W.2d 101 (Tex. App.–Austin 1996, no writ) contained a typical habendum clause in the printed form “for […]

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
Richard F. Brown   The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you.   In re Estate of Slaughter, 305 S.W.3d 804 (Tex. App.—Texarkana 2010, no pet.), held that an exception as to “production royalty” under a will had the same effect as […]

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
CASE NOTE Richard F. Brown   The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of some significance to you.   Crowder v. Tri-C Resources, Inc., 821 S.W.2d 393 (Tex. App.–Houston [1st Dist.] 1991, no writ), concerns the enforceability of an area of mutual interest (AMI) agreement. […]

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
Richard F. Brown   The following is not a legal opinion.  You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you.   Dodd v. Wiatrek, No. 04-11-00829-CV, 2012 WL 5354730 (Tex. App.—San Antonio Oct. 31, 2012, pet. denied) (mem. op.), strictly construed a deed reservation to hold that a royalty reservation […]