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 […]

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 […]

Monday, September 7th, 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.   Geodyne Energy Income Production Partnership I-E v. The Newton Corp1 considers the liability of a nonoperator and the nonoperator’s assignee for a proportionate part of plugging and abandoning a […]

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.   Thompson & Knight LLP v. Patriot Exploration, LLC  held that expert testimony on the effect of declining gas prices on the price a buyer would pay was insufficient to […]