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 […]

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.   The case of McMillan v. Dooley, 144 S.W.3d 159 (Tex. App.–Eastland 2004, pet. filed), deals with a common problem associated with the exercise of a preferential right to purchase […]

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.   Mandell v. Hamman Oil Refining Co., S.W.2d (Tex. Civ. App–Houston 1991, ), is another take-or-pay case in which the royalty owner Mandell sought to recover a portion of […]

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 […]