Tuesday, August 7th, 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. Noble Energy, Inc. v. ConocoPhillips Company, 532 S.W.3d 771 (Tex. 2017) held that a mutual, reciprocal environmental indemnity was an executory contract assumable in bankruptcy. Under a 1994 Exchange Agreement, ConocoPhillips […]

Monday, June 19th, 2017
Richard F. Brown The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you. Southwestern Energy Prod. Co. v. Berry-Helfand, 491 S.W.3d 699 (Tex. 2016) (Misappropriation of prospect analysis as trade secret) examines the proper remedy, damages, and proof of damages when a trade secret […]

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.   GP II Energy, Inc. v. Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Martin, No. 14-07- 00237-CV, 2008 WL 4354931 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] August 26, 2008, no pet.), illustrates the risks […]

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.   Unocal Corp. v. Dickinson Resources, Inc., 889 S.W.2d 604 (Tex. App.–Houston [14th Dist.] 1994 no writ) explores the risks associated with shopping an oil and gas prospect. Dickinson, an […]