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. […]

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.   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 […]

Monday, August 31st, 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 Company, Inc. v. Whealy, No. 2-06-198-CV, 2006 WL 3114466 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 2006, no pet.) holds that a conveyance of a certain number of acres out of a larger […]