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 […]

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
Richard F. Brown   The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the cases may be of significance to you.   Sun Exploration and Production Co. v. Benton, 728 S.W.2d 35 (Tex. 1987), adds to a very small store of decided case law on the effect of following the common […]

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.   Broughton Associates Joint Venture v. Boudreaux, 70 S.W.3d 324 (Tex. Civ. App. – Waco 2002, no pet.), is a case involving waiver of the covenant of warranty of title […]

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.   Hayes v. E.T.S. Enterprises. Inc., 809 S.W.2d 652 (Tex. App.–Amarillo 1991, writ requested), is every land department’s worst nightmare. Pogo Producing Company released by mistake a lease it […]

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.   EOG Resources, Inc. v. Hurt, 357 S.W.3d 144 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth, 2011, pet. denied) held that an oil and gas lessee was not obligated to compensate lessor’s tenant for […]

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.   BP America Production Company v. Red Deer Resources, LLC  held that a top lessee’s judgment terminating the base lease could be superseded on appeal by posting a $25,000.00 bond. […]

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.   Coastal Oil & Gas Corp. v. Roberts, 2000 Tex. App. LEXIS 5974 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi 2000, n.p.h) construes a provision of an oil and gas lease which permits the […]