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. Crawford v. XTO Energy, Inc., 509 S.W.3d 906 (Tex. 2017) (Joinder of unit owners as necessary parties in lease dispute), held that Rule 39 does not require joinder of interested parties, if […]

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
CASE OF THE MONTH Richard F. Brown   The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the cases may be of significance to you.   The case of Jones v. Colle, 727 S.W.2d 262 (Tex. 1987), established the meaning and force of the “Mother Hubbard” clause as commonly found in […]

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. In Greer v. J. Hiram Moore, Ltd.,1 the court determined that a “Mother Hubbard” clause in a deed will not convey a significant property interest not clearly contemplated by the language […]

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.   Peacock v. Schroeder, 846 S.W.2d 905 (Tex. App.–San Antonio 1973, no writ), concerns easement rights across a large ranch to a small oil and gas lease located within […]