Wednesday, August 29th, 2018
Richard F. Brown The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you. VirTex Operating Co. v. Bauerle, No. 04-16-00549-CV, 2017 WL 5162546 (Tex. App.—San Antonio Nov. 8, 2017, no. pet. h.), rule 53.7(f) motion granted) (Jan. 25, 2018) (mem. op.), held that an […]

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
Richard F. Brown The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you. BP America Production Company v. Laddex, Ltd., 513 S.W.3d 476 (Tex. 2017), held that the trial court erred in submitting a jury charge question that limited the jury’s consideration to a […]

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
Richard F. Brown The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you. Ring Energy v. Trey Resources, Inc., No. 08-15-00080-CV, 2017 WL 192911 (Tex. App.—El Paso Jan. 18, 2017, no. pet.) (TRC jurisdiction for injunctive relief over injection wells), held that pre-injury injunctive […]

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
Richard F. Brown The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you. ExxonMobil Corp. v. Lazy R Ranch, LP ExxonMobil Corp. v. Lazy R Ranch, LP, 511 S.W.3d 538 (Tex. 2017) (Discovery rule on soil and groundwater contamination), held that there is nothing […]

Friday, September 4th, 2015
Richard F. Brown   Mieth v. Ranchquest, Inc., 177 S.W.3d 296, (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2005, no pet.), considers the proper measure of surface damages resulting from re-entry operations on an abandoned oil and gas well.  The surface was damaged by the discharge of saltwater and various drilling fluids and chemicals, and the Railroad Commission […]

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 […]