Monday, November 7th, 2016
Richard F. Brown The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation v. TRO-X, L.P., No. 08-15-00158-CV, 2016 WL 1073046 (Tex. App.—El Paso Mar. 18, 2016, pet. filed) (Top leases) recognized a presumption that a lessor’s execution of a new lease terminated […]

Thursday, September 3rd, 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.   Hayes v. E.T.S. Enterprises. Inc., 809 S.W.2d 652 (Tex. App.–Amarillo 1991, writ requested), is every land department’s worst nightmare. Pogo Producing Company released by mistake a lease it […]

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.   Stroud Prod., L.L.C. v. Hosford, 405 S.W.3d 794 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2013, pet. denied) held that a lessee could intentionally washout an overriding royalty interest by allowing the […]