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.   Exxon Corp. v. Miesch held that false statements made during lease renegotiations may support a cause of action for fraud or for negligent misrepresentation.  This case involved failed attempts […]

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 Neel v. HECI Exploration Co., 942 S.W.2d 212 (Tex. App. — Austin, Jan. 23, 1997, n.w.h.) the court concludes that the implied covenant to protect the leasehold 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.   Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. v. Healey, L.P., No. 12-11-00236-CV, 2013 WL 1282007 (Tex. App.—Tyler Mar. 28, 2013, pet. denied) (mem. op.),  held that an oil and gas lease […]

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.   Red River Resources Inc. v. Wickford, Inc., 443 B.R. 74 (E.D. Tex. 2010) (mem. op.), held that a cessation of production caused by a severance order issued by the […]

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.   Jones v. Clem, 11-10-00123-CV, 2012 WL 1069168 (Tex. App.—Eastland Mar. 29, 2012, no pet.) (mem. op.), held that the only lessee entitled to notice under the change in ownership […]

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.   Cmty. Bank of Raymore v. Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C., 416 S.W.3d 750 (Tex. App.—El Paso 2013, no pet.) construes the operation and relationship of the habendum clause, continuous development clause, […]

Monday, August 31st, 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.   Hernandez v. El Paso Production Co., No. 13-09-184-CV, 2011 WL 1442991 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi Apr. 14, 2011, no pet.) (mem. op.) held that grantors appearing to convey a one-sixteenth […]