Face Challenges Confidently

Tuesday, December 6th, 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. Longview Energy Company, 464 S.W.3d 353 (Tex. 2015) (Value of oil and gas prospect for supersedeas bond) analyzed the appropriate amount of a supersedeas bond when the judgment imposes a constructive […]

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 […]

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, 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 […]

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.   In W. L. Lindemann Operating Co. v. Strange, 256 S.W.3d 766 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 2008, no pet.), the court considers the evidence required to find that an operator wrongfully […]

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”) did […]