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. Gemini Ins. Co. v. Drilling Risk Mgmt., Inc. No. 04-15-00318-CV, 2016 WL 3625666 (Tex. App.—San Antonio July 6, 2016, no. pet. h.), rule 53.7(f) motion granted (Feb. 1, 2017) (Blowout insurance) […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wednesday, September 2nd, 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.   Exxon Corp. v. Emerald Oil & Gas Co. held that false filings with the Texas Railroad Commission (“TRC”) will generally not support private causes of action for fraud. This […]

Wednesday, September 2nd, 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.   Cox v. Stowers, 786 S.W.2d 102 (Tex. App.–Amarillo 1990, no writ), involved a dispute over the proper interpretation of the term “reworking operations” within a 60-day continuous operations clause […]

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
Richard F. Brown   Mission Resources, Inc. v. Garza Energy Trust [166 S.W.3d 301 (Tex. App. – Corpus Christi 2005, pet. filed)] imposes $10,000,000 in punitive damages in a case involving subsurface trespass, bad faith pooling, and breach of the implied covenants to develop and to protect against drainage. The case arose in South Texas […]

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
Richard F. Brown The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the cases may be of significance to you.   Jinkins v. Bryan, 763 S.W.2d 539 (Tex. App.–Amarillo 1988, writ denied) and Raw Hide Oil & Gas Inc. v. Maxus Exploration Company, 766 S.W.2d 264 (Tex. App.–Amarillo 1988, application for […]