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.   Kantner v. Chesapeake Energy Corp., 02–11–00378–CV, et al. 2012 WL 1859873 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth May 10, 2012, no pet.) (mem. op.), held that property owners lacked standing to assert […]

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.   Eastern Exp., LP v. XTO Energy, Inc. Nos. 02–10–00395–CV, 02–10–00396–CV, 02–10–00397–CV, 2012 WL 1059080 (Tex. App. —Fort Worth  Mar. 29, 2012, pet. denied) (mem. op.), held that property owners […]

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.   Maddox v. Vantage Energy, LLC, 361 S.W.3d 752 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 2012, pet. denied) held that negotiations between a group of homeowners and a potential lessee did not give […]

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.   Robertson v. ADJ Partnership, Ltd., 204 S.W.3d 484 (Tex. App.—Beaumont 2007, pet. denied), holds that an attorney and landman must disgorge profits in the form of money and overriding […]

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. Humble Woods, L.L.C. v. Petrohawk Energy Corp., No. 05-06-01623-CV, 2007 WL3072908 (Tex. App.-Dallas 2007, no pet.) (Memorandum Opinion), holds that a Texas court has no subject matter jurisdiction over determining rights […]