Tuesday, August 7th, 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. Noble Energy, Inc. v. ConocoPhillips Company, 532 S.W.3d 771 (Tex. 2017) held that a mutual, reciprocal environmental indemnity was an executory contract assumable in bankruptcy. Under a 1994 Exchange Agreement, ConocoPhillips […]

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. Town of Dish v. Atmos Energy Corporation, 519 S.W3d 605 (Tex. 2017), held that the two-year statute of limitations barred trespass and nuisance claims attributable to a compressor station. Four independently […]

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. Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C. v. Hyder, No. 03-14-00257-CV, 2015 WL 9583873 (Tex. App.—Austin Dec. 29, 2015, pet. filed) (mem. op.) held that an overriding royalty was free of all post-production costs. The […]

Friday, February 5th, 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. United States v. CITGO Petroleum Corp. held that uncovered wastewater treatment tanks resulting in dead birds was not a criminal violation of either the Clean Air Act or the Migratory Bird […]