Monday, July 8th, 2019
Richard F. Brown The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you. R.R. Comm’n of Tex. v. Polk Operating, LLC, No. 03-17-00080-CV, 2018 WL 1004567 (Tex. App.—Austin Feb. 22, 2018, no pet. h.) (mem. op.) held that the District Court in Austin had jurisdiction […]

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. Environmental Processing Systems, L.C. v. FPL Farming, Ltd. held that “lack of consent” is an element of the cause of action for trespass and not an affirmative defense. FPL Farming, LTD […]

Tuesday, September 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.   Berkley v. Railroad Commission of Texas, 282 S.W.3d 240 (Tex. App.—Amarillo 2009, no pet.) held that a permit to inject salt water issued by the Texas Railroad Commission (“TRC”) […]

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.   In re Freestone Underground Storage, Inc.   held that venue in a suit for termination of a saltwater disposal lease was mandatory in the county where the land was located. […]

Tuesday, September 1st, 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.   Royalco Oil & Gas Corp. v. Stockhome Trading Corp., 361 S.W.3d 725 (Tex. App.–Fort Worth 2012, no pet.) held that a salt water disposal lease was not a mineral […]