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. Ring Energy v. Trey Resources, Inc., No. 08-15-00080-CV, 2017 WL 192911 (Tex. App.—El Paso Jan. 18, 2017, no. pet.) (TRC jurisdiction for injunctive relief over injection wells), held that pre-injury injunctive […]

Wednesday, February 14th, 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. ExxonMobil Corp. v. Lazy R Ranch, LP ExxonMobil Corp. v. Lazy R Ranch, LP, 511 S.W.3d 538 (Tex. 2017) (Discovery rule on soil and groundwater contamination), held that there is nothing […]

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. Matador Prod. Co. v. Weatherford Artificial Lift Systems, Inc. held that a party to a contract seeking indemnity from the consequences of its own negligence must disclose such intent in a […]

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.   FPL Farming Ltd. v. Environmental Processing Systems, L.C., 351 S.W.3d 306 (Tex. 2011), FPL Farming Ltd. v. Envtl. Processing Sys., L.C., 383 S.W.3d 274 (Tex. App.—Beaumont  2012, pet. 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.   Seagull Energy E&P, Inc. v. Railroad Comm’n of Texas, 226 S.W.3d 383 (Tex. 2007) holds that a mineral owner’s property right to commingled oil or gas or both extends […]

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.   Basic Energy Serv., Inc. v. D-S-B Props., Inc., 367 S.W.3d 254 (Tex. App.—Tyler 2011, judgm’t vacated w.r.m.) upheld the award of damages to a royalty owner arising out of […]

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.   In Judice v. Mewbourne Oil Co., 39 Tex. S. Ct. J. 533 (April 25, 1996) Mewbourne deducted a pro rata part of post-production compression costs from lessor’s royalty. The […]