Monday, September 7th, 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.   Lee M. Bass, Inc. v. Shell Western E&P, Inc., 957 S.W.2d 159 (Tex. App. – San Antonio 1997) reviewed a lease clause that provided that Lessee would reimburse Lessor […]

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.   BoMar Oil & Gas, Inc. v. Loyd, No. 10-08-00016-CV, 2009 WL 2136404 (Tex. App.— Waco Jul. 15, 2009) (mem. op.), modified on reh’g, 298 S.W.3d 832 (Tex. App.—Waco 2009, […]

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.   Mitchell Energy Corp. v. Samson Resources Co., 80 F.3d 976 (5th Cir. 1996) considers the duties owed by a unit operator which fails to pay unleased cotenants and which […]

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.   Melody Home Manufacturing Company v. Barnes, S.W.2d 31 Tex. Sup. Ct. J. 45 (November 7, 1987) withdrawing opinion of 30 Tex. Sup. Ct. J. 489 (June 20, 1987). This […]

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.   Harrison v. Bass Enterprises Production Co., 888 S.W.2d 532 (Tex. App.–Corpus Christi, no writ), considers the duty owed by lessee to a nonparticipating royalty owner for wrongful payment of […]