Tuesday, August 7th, 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. Apache Deepwater, LLC v. Double Eagle Development, LLC, No. 08-16-00038-CV, 2017 WL 3614298 (Tex. App.—El Paso Aug. 23, 2017, pet. filed) construed a retained acreage clause to operate as of the […]

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
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.   Wade v. XTO Energy Inc. held that a mineral lease did not satisfy the statute of frauds because the writing was unsigned and did not furnish a […]

Wednesday, September 2nd, 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.   Aston Meadows, Ltd. v. Devon Energy Production Co., 359 S.W.3d. 856 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 2012, pet. denied) held that an oil and gas lease describing land located […]

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.   Carpenter v. Phelps, 391 S.W.3d 143 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2011, no pet.) held that a description of real property does not satisfy the statute of frauds when the […]

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.   Luckel v. White, 792 S.W.2d 485 (Tex. App.–Houston [14th Dist.] 1990, n.w.h.), is another Texas case resolving one of the many conflicts in early printed conveyances. These conveyances […]

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.   Luckel v. White, S.W.2d (1991) [See The PPROA Pipeline, Volume 61, No. 12 (December 1990), for Case Note on Civil Appeals opinion], overrules Alford v. Krum, 671 S.W.2d […]