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.   FPL Farming Ltd. v. Environmental Processing Systems, L.C., 351 S.W.3d 306 (Tex. 2011), FPL Farming Ltd. v. Envtl. Processing Sys., L.C., 383 S.W.3d 274 (Tex. App.—Beaumont  2012, pet. filed) […]

Friday, September 4th, 2015
Richard F. Brown   Sauceda v. Kerlin, 164 S.W.3d 892 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi 2005, pet. filed), considers the duty owed by the holder of the executive right to a non-participating royalty owner. The case involved a lengthy and complicated fact pattern bearing on the ownership of Padre Island. Simplified, immediately after the Mexican land grant […]

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.   Santa Fe Energy Operating Partners, L.P. v. Carrillo, 948 S.W.2d 780 (Tex. App. – San Antonio 1997, n.w.h.). supports the actions of a lessee in taking protection leases from […]

Tuesday, September 1st, 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.   MCEN 1996 Partnership v. Glassell, 42 S.W.3d 262 (Tex. App.–Corpus Christi 2001, pet. denied), holds that the right to partition may be waived by executing a designation of unit. […]

Tuesday, September 1st, 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.   In Hydrocarbons Horizons. Inc. v. Pecos Development Corp., 797 S.W.2d 265 (Tex. App.– Corpus Christi 1990), writ denied per curiam, 803 S.W.2d 266 (Tex. 1991 a consultant was suing […]

Tuesday, September 1st, 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.   McCall v. McCall, 24 S.W.3d 508 (Tex. App.–Houston [1st Dist.] 2000, n.p.h.), considers whether the words “and appurtenances thereto” contained in the granting clause of a mineral deed conveying […]