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.   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 […]

Wednesday, September 2nd, 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 Vortt Exploration Company. Inc. v. Chevron U.S.A. Inc., 787 S.W.2d 942 (Tex. 1990), Chevron and Vortt both owned mineral rights in a tract of land. They negotiated […]

Wednesday, September 2nd, 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.   Peko Oil USA v. Evans, 800 S.W.2d 572 (Tex. App.–Dallas 1990, writ den.), is another case in which the unsuccessful promoter of a deal sought to recover in quantum […]

Monday, August 31st, 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.   Holland v. Thompson, 338 S.W.3d 586 (Tex. App.—El Paso 2010, pet. denied) held that the discovery rule did not toll the running of limitations on claims for fraud when […]