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.   Abella v. Knight Oil Tools, 945 S.W.2d 847 (Tex. App — Houston [1st Dist.] 1997, n.w.h.) considers whether the holders of mechanic’s liens can divert the proceeds of current […]

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.   Adobe Oilfield Services, Ltd. v. Trilogy Operating, Inc., 305 S.W.3d 402 (Tex. App.— Eastland 2010, no pet.), held that injunctive relief granted to prevent threatened liens from being filed […]

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.   City of Alvin v. Zindle, No. 14-08-00458-CV, 2009 WL 4573702 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] Dec. 8, 2009, pet. denied) (mem. op.), held that a lessor under an oil and […]

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
CASE OF THE MONTH Richard F. Brown   This month we begin a new feature of our newsletter in which we will bring you a brief summary of a recent case which may have widespread significance for our readers. This month’s case is:   MBank Abilene, N.A. v. Westwood Energy, Inc., _ S.W.2d _ (Tex. […]

Wednesday, September 2nd, 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.   Enduro Oil Company v. Parish & Ellison, 834 S.W.2d 547 (Tex. App.–Houston [14th Dist.] 1992, writ den.), concerns the priority of the joint operating agreement (JOA) lien and […]