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. Hamman v. Bright & Co., 924 S.W.2d 168 (Tex. App.—Amarillo 1966, no writ history) holds that a top lease violates the Texas constitutional rule against perpetuities, which provides that “[P]erpetuities . […]

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
Richard F. Brown Fasken Land and Minerals, Ltd. v. Occidental Permian Ltd.,          S.W.3d                                                                                                                        , 2005 WL 1539260 (Tex. App.—El Paso 2005, pet. denied), addresses disputes involving a preferential right to purchase provision and a removal of operator provision. Occidental or its affiliates (“OXY”) were the operator and seller of a 75% interest in the MFU […]

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.   In re Freestone Underground Storage, Inc.   held that venue in a suit for termination of a saltwater disposal lease was mandatory in the county where the land was located. […]

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.   Sun-Key Oil  Co.  v.  Cannon,  No.  11-07-00025-CV,  2009  WL 626071  (Tex.  App.—   Eastland Mar. 12, 2009, no pet.) (mem. op.), suggested that a lease which has terminated due […]

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.   Marrs and Smith Partnership v. Sombrero Oil and Gas Company, L.L.C.  held that a nonexecutive mineral owner must reimburse the lessee for bonus paid to the nonexecutive and to […]

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 […]