Wednesday, August 1st, 2018
Richard F. Brown The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you. Davis v. Mueller, 528 S.W,.3d 97 (Tex. 2017), held that a conveyance of all interests owned by grantor in Harrison County satisfied the Statute of Frauds. The parties aligned as successors […]

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
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. Laddex, Ltd., 513 S.W.3d 476 (Tex. 2017), held that the trial court erred in submitting a jury charge question that limited the jury’s consideration to a […]

Monday, June 19th, 2017
Richard F. Brown The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you. Texas v. United States Envtl. Prot. Agency, 829 F.3d 405 (5th Cir. 2016) (Clean Air Act and coal-fired electrical generating plants) granted a stay, pending appeal, of the Environmental Protection Agency’s […]

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. […]

Friday, September 4th, 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.   Enbridge Pipelines (E. Texas) L.P. v. Avinger Timber, LLC, 386 S.W.3d 256 (Tex. 2012), held that the condemnation value of the landowner’s interest in an existing gas plant site […]

Friday, September 4th, 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.   Love v. Texas Express Pipeline, LLC   held that the court in an appeal challenging a natural-gas pipeline condemnation proceeding has no jurisdiction when there was no timely objection filed […]