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 […]

Friday, September 4th, 2015
CASE OF THE MONTH Richard F. Brown   The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you.   Amarillo Oil Company v. Energy-Agri Products,_Inc., S.W.2d (Tex. App.–Amarillo, 5/13/87). Amarillo Oil Company owned a prolific-gas well in Carson County which produced gas and no […]

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 […]

Tuesday, September 1st, 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.   Dorchester Gas Producing Company v. The Harlow Corporation, S.W.2d (Tex. App.– Amarillo, No. 0 7-86-0024-CV, July 23, 1987). Dorchester owned the “gas and gas rights” under a section of […]

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
CASE OF THE MONTH Richard F. Brown   The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you.   Amarillo Oil Company v. Energy-Agri Products. Inc., 32 Tex. S. Ct. J. 252 (Text No. C- 6649, March 8, 1989), is an extremely important case […]

Tuesday, September 1st, 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.   Amarillo Oil Company v. Energy-Agri Products. Inc., S.W.2d (June 27, 1990), is the only Texas Supreme Court case to address the significant outstanding issues in the oil/gas controversy. For […]