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 […]

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.   State v. Cemex Const. Materials South, L.L.C., 350 S.W.3d 396 (Tex. App.–El Paso 2011, pet. granted, judgm’t vacated w.r.m.)held that all deposits of granite, limestone, gravel, sand, and any […]

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.   Day & Company. Inc. v. Texland Petroleum. Inc., S.W.2d , 33 Tx. S. Ct. J. 297 (March 7, 1990), holds that the executive right is an interest in property, […]

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.   In Hawkins v. Twin Montana. Inc., No. 02-88-240-CV (Tex. App.–Fort Worth, September 26, 1990, n.w.h.), Hawkins owned the surface and all of the executive rights. Elliott owned all […]

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 […]