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.   Conley v. Comstock Oil & Gas, LP, 356 S.W.3d 755 (Tex. App.—Beaumont 2012, no pet.) held that title could be established under common law adverse possession by an oil […]

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.   Santa Fe Energy Operating Partners, L.P. v. Carrillo, 948 S.W.2d 780 (Tex. App. – San Antonio 1997, n.w.h.). supports the actions of a lessee in taking protection leases from […]

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.   Longoria v. ExxonMobil Corp., 255 S.W.3d 174 (Tex. App.—San Antonio 2008, pet. denied) reviews party joinder issues in the context of trespass to try title and declaratory judgment claims. […]

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.   Gulley v. Davis, 321 S.W.3d 213 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2010, pet. denied), held that a party in joint possession and claiming title adversely to the record owner may […]

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 […]

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 significance to you. The Texas Supreme Court issued a very important opinion in Natural Gas Pipeline Co. of America v. Pool.1 After a lease termination by cessation of production, a lessee can reacquire ownership […]