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.   Shoreham Oil & Gas Co., Inc. v. State, 260 S.W.3d 249 (Tex. App.—Austin, Jul. 25, 2008, no pet.), holds that the filing of a Texas Railroad Commission form showing […]

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 […]

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.   State v. Triax Oil and Gas, Inc., 966 S.W.2d 123 (Tex. App. – Austin 1998, no pet.) holds corporate officers individually liable for their company’s failure to properly plug […]

Friday, September 4th, 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.   Strata Resources v. State, 264 S.W.3d 832 (Tex. App.—Austin 2008, no pet.), holds   (1) that the State of Texas was not precluded from recovering the costs of plugging […]

Friday, September 4th, 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.   Exxon Corp. v. Emerald Oil & Gas Co., 331 S.W.3d 419 (Tex. 2010),held that the Texas Natural Resources Code creates private causes of action for breach of the statutory […]

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 significance to you.   Exxon Corp. v. Emerald Oil & Gas Co. held that false filings with the Texas Railroad Commission (“TRC”) will generally not support private causes of action for fraud. This […]