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.   Kadane Corp. v. Cholla Petroleum, Inc., No. 11-11-00236-CV, 2013 WL 3336612 (Tex. App.—Eastland June 27, 2013, no pet.) held that a mineral lessee’s pipeline easement was not an existing […]

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.   Heritage Resources, Inc. v. Nationsbank, 895, S.W.2d 833 (Tex. App.–El Paso 1995, writ requested) is a division order case holding that royalty owners were not bound by division orders […]

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 […]