Monday, November 7th, 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. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation v. TRO-X, L.P., No. 08-15-00158-CV, 2016 WL 1073046 (Tex. App.—El Paso Mar. 18, 2016, pet. filed) (Top leases) recognized a presumption that a lessor’s execution of a new lease terminated […]

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. Biltex Enterprises, Inc v. Myers held that a suit for lease termination was a title dispute and that attorney’s fees are not recoverable in trespass to try title. The parties aligned […]

Monday, February 1st, 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.      Rippy Interests, LLC v. Nash held that operations commenced prior to the expiration of the primary term were sufficient to propel the lease past the expiration of the primary term […]

Monday, February 1st, 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. Millican DPC Partners, LP v. Frank Bobbitt McGregor Trust, 433 S.W.3d 67 (Tex. App.—San Antonio 2014, pet. filed), held a deed’s general description of the conveyed land as the same land conveyed […]

Tuesday, December 8th, 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. Albert v. Dunlap Exploration, Inc. held that a horizontal Pugh clause in a lease did not apply to gas wells drilled on a pooled unit pooled as to all depths and […]