Tuesday, December 8th, 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. Hooks v. Samson Lone Star, Limited Partnership held that although reasonable diligence should lead to discovery of information in the records of the Texas Railroad Commission (“TRC”), fraudulent filings in 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.   Chesapeake Operating, Inc. v. Denson, 201 S.W.3d 369 (Tex. App.—Amarillo 2006, pet. denied) construes a lease amendment affecting leases previously owned by Texoma Natural Gas Company. Texoma acquired division […]

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
Richard F. Brown   Horizon Resources, Inc. v. Putnam, 976 S.W.2d 268 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi 1998, n.w.h.) determines whether an overriding royalty payable to the Lessor and included in an attached addendum to a printed lease form is subject to the proportionate reduction clause found in the printed lease form. In the Putnam case, the […]

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. Sun-Key Oil Company, Inc. v. Whealy, No. 2-06-198-CV, 2006 WL 3114466 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 2006, no pet.) holds that a conveyance of a certain number of acres out of a larger […]