Tuesday, July 17th, 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. Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Company LP v. Texas Crude Energy, LLC, 516 S.W.3d 638 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi 2017, pet. granted) (Post-production costs on overriding royalty), held that when an ORRI […]

Wednesday, September 2nd, 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.   Chesapeake Operating, Inc. v. Sanchez Oil & Gas Corp., Civ. A. No. H-11-1890, 2012 WL 2133554 (S.D. Tex. June 12, 2012),  held that the exculpatory clause in a […]

Wednesday, September 2nd, 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.   Reeder v. Wood County Energy, L.L.C., 320 S.W.3d 433 (Tex. App.—Tyler 2010, reversed); Reeder v. Wood County Energy, LLC, 395 S.W.3d 789 (Tex. 2012), held that the gross negligence […]

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
CASE OF THE MONTH Richard F. Brown   This month we begin a new feature of our newsletter in which we will bring you a brief summary of a recent case which may have widespread significance for our readers. This month’s case is:   MBank Abilene, N.A. v. Westwood Energy, Inc., _ S.W.2d _ (Tex. […]