Tuesday, February 2nd, 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. Aycock v. Vantage Fort Worth Energy, LLC held that a recovery by unleased cotenants for payment of bonus after ratification of the lease must come from the lessor, not the lessee. […]

Tuesday, February 2nd, 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. KCM Financial LLC v. Bradshaw examines the nature of the duty owed by the executive and the executive’s lessee to the non-executive in an oil and gas leasing transaction. Two deeds […]

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 significance to you.   PanAmerican Operating, Inc. v. Maud Smith Estate, 409 S.W.3d 168 (Tex. App.—El Paso 2013, pet. denied) held that an independent landman’s apparent authority and the company’s failure to promptly […]

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 significance to you.   Thomson Oil Royalty, LLC v. Graham, 351 S.W.3d 162 (Tex. App.—Tyler 2011, no pet.) held that a lessee with actual knowledge of a previous lease, who nevertheless proceeds to pay […]

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
CASE NOTE Richard F. Brown   The following is not a legal opinion.  You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you.   Wade v. XTO Energy Inc. held that a mineral lease did not satisfy the statute of frauds because the writing was unsigned and did not furnish a […]