Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
Richard F. Brown The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you. In an opinion delivered by Justice Breyer, Oneok, Inc. v. Learjet, Inc. held (7-2) that the Natural Gas Act did not preempt state-law antitrust claims against natural gas traders who manipulated […]

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. Crawford Family Farm P’ship v. TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P., 409 S.W.3d 908 (Tex. App.—Texarkana 2013, pet. denied) held that a nongovernmental entity had the power to exercise the power of eminent […]

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.   Anadarko Petroleum Corp. v. Williams Alaska Petroleum, Inc., 737 F.3d 966 (5th Cir. 2013) held that course of performance by the parties was part of a contract for the […]

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.   Western Refining Southwest, Inc. v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 636 F.3d 719 (5th Cir. 2011) held that a lessor of an oil pipeline under a capacity lease agreement is […]