Tuesday, August 21st, 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. Basic Energy Services, L.P. v. EXCO Resources, Inc. held that the indemnity in a Master Service and Supply Agreement (“MSA”) obligated indemnitor to indemnify indemnitee against indemnitee’s contractual indemnity obligations and […]

Monday, June 19th, 2017
Richard F. Brown The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you. Gemini Ins. Co. v. Drilling Risk Mgmt., Inc. No. 04-15-00318-CV, 2016 WL 3625666 (Tex. App.—San Antonio July 6, 2016, no. pet. h.), rule 53.7(f) motion granted (Feb. 1, 2017) (Blowout insurance) […]

Tuesday, December 8th, 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. Matador Prod. Co. v. Weatherford Artificial Lift Systems, Inc. held that a party to a contract seeking indemnity from the consequences of its own negligence must disclose such intent in a […]

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.   Sonerra Resources Corporation v. Helmerich & Payne Intern. Drilling Co., No. 01-11-00459-CV, 2012 WL 3776428 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] Aug. 30, 2012, pet. denied) (mem. op.), held that under […]

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.   Dresser Industries, Inc. v. Page Petroleum, Inc., 853 S.W. 2d 505 (Tex. 1993) reviews the effectiveness of contractual language releasing in advance oil well service companies from liability […]

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.   Primrose Operating Company, Inc. v. Jones1 holds that the standard form drilling contract used by the parties did not provide that all operations conducted after the well exceeded the […]