Monday, July 8th, 2019
Richard F. Brown The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you. R.R. Comm’n of Tex. v. Polk Operating, LLC, No. 03-17-00080-CV, 2018 WL 1004567 (Tex. App.—Austin Feb. 22, 2018, no pet. h.) (mem. op.) held that the District Court in Austin had jurisdiction […]

Thursday, August 23rd, 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. Boerschig v. Trans-Pecos Pipeline, L.L.C., 872 F.3d 701 (5th Cir. 2017) held that Texas’ eminent domain regime is not an unconstitutional delegation of power to a private party violating the private […]

Wednesday, August 1st, 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. Town of Dish v. Atmos Energy Corporation, 519 S.W3d 605 (Tex. 2017), held that the two-year statute of limitations barred trespass and nuisance claims attributable to a compressor station. Four independently […]

Tuesday, July 17th, 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. Saner v. BridgeTex Pipeline Company, LLC, No. 11-14-00199-CV, 2016 WL 4009973 (Tex. App.—Eastland July 21, 2016, pet. denied) (Condemnation for crude oil pipeline)held that in order “to satisfy the constitutional ‘public use’ requirement, […]

Wednesday, February 14th, 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. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Mieka Energy Corp. Sec. & Exch. Comm’n v. Mieka Energy Corp., No. 4:15-CV-00300-ALM, 2017 WL 1739767 (E.D. Tex. May 4, 2017) (mem. op.) (Joint venture interests […]