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. Key Operating & Equip., Inc. v. Hegar held that a mineral lessee’s implied surface easement extends to the surface of the entire pooled unit regardless of which tract within the pooled […]

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. Crawford Family Farm P’ship v. TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P., 409 S.W.3d 908 (Tex. App.—Texarkana 2013, pet. denied) held that a nongovernmental entity had the power to exercise the power of eminent […]

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.   Kadane Corp. v. Cholla Petroleum, Inc., No. 11-11-00236-CV, 2013 WL 3336612 (Tex. App.—Eastland June 27, 2013, no pet.) held that a mineral lessee’s pipeline easement was not an existing […]

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 re Texas Rice Land Partners, Ltd., 402 S.W.3d 334 (Tex. App.—Beaumont 2013, mandamus denied) held that the trial court must make a preliminary finding as to a developer’s […]