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. BP America Production Company v. Laddex, Ltd., 513 S.W.3d 476 (Tex. 2017), held that the trial court erred in submitting a jury charge question that limited the jury’s consideration to a […]

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 […]

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 […]