Face Challenges Confidently

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 […]

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.   City of Mont Belvieu v. Enterprise Products Operating, 222 S.W.3d 515 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist] 2007, no pet.) holds that the Legislature did not intend to fully preempt 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.   In Gavenda v. Strata Energy, Inc., 705 S.W.2d 690 (Tex. 1986), the Supreme Court refused to find division orders a bar to recovery of underpaid royalties. The case arose […]

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.  Heritage Resources, Inc. v. Nationsbank, 895, S.W.2d 833 (Tex. App.–El Paso 1995, writ requested) is a division order case holding that royalty owners were not bound by division orders allowing […]

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.   Arkla Exploration Company v. Haywood, Rice & William Venture, 863 S.W.2d 112 (Texas App.–Texarkana 1993, writ dism’d by agr.) holds that a suit for damages for negligently depleting 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 […]

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 royalty, […]