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. Hysaw v. Dawkins, 483 S.W.3d 1 (Tex. 2016) (Double fraction conveyances) considered the double-fraction issue in the context of a will-construction dispute and held that the will devised a fraction of […]

Tuesday, February 2nd, 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. KCM Financial LLC v. Bradshaw examines the nature of the duty owed by the executive and the executive’s lessee to the non-executive in an oil and gas leasing transaction. Two deeds […]

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. Graham v. Prochaska applied the “estate-misconception theory” to assume the parties to an old deed did themselves assume the lease royalty would always be 1/8, and therefore the 1950 deed reserved […]

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.   Kimble v. Gostecnik  held that a deed may by reference to a term interest reserve the same interest upon the expiration of the term for an unlimited term.  The […]

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 some significance to you.  Mims v. Beall, 810 S.W.2d 876 (Tex. App.–Texarkana 1991, no writ), is another in the recent explosion of Texas cases holding the executive owner liable for breach of duty […]

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.   Headington Oil Co., L.P. v. White, 287 S.W.3d 204 (Tex. App.-Houston [14th Dist.] 2009, no pet.), held that interest was not payable on suspended royalties when the size of […]