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. North Shore Energy, L.L.C. v. Harkins, 501 S.W.3d 598 (Tex. 2016) (per curiam) (Option to lease and geophysical trespass) is a contract interpretation case which held that the option contract granting […]

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 some significance to you.   Peko Oil USA v. Evans, 800 S.W.2d 572 (Tex. App.–Dallas 1990, writ den.), is another case in which the unsuccessful promoter of a deal sought to recover in quantum […]

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.   Lazy M Ranch, Ltd. v. TXI Operations, LP, 978 S.W.2d 678 (Tex. App.—Austin 1998, pet. denied) considers the consequences of unauthorized mineral exploration outside a permitted area. TXI and […]

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.   Oakrock Exploration Co. v. Killam1 considers whether an offer to lease accepted by the landowner constituted an enforceable contract. Oakrock was attempting to lease a tract that was still […]

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
Richard F. Brown   Trenolone v. Cook Exploration Company, 166 S.W.3d 495 (Tex. App.—Texarkana 2005, no writ), examined the rights of the surface owner and the mineral lessee in an abandoned pipeline. In 1961, Cities Service acquired a pipeline right-of-way easement under what eventually became Trenolone’s residential neighborhood. The easement provided:   This right-of-way agreement […]