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SCOTX Issues Another Key Decision for Interpreting Oil-and-Gas Contracts

USA - July 17 2019 The Texas Supreme Court, beginning in 2017, began issuing a number of decisions altering the analysis for the interpretation of oil-and-gas…

Royalty Underpayment Class Actions; Duties of the Mineral Executive; and Anti-Pooling Clauses

USA - June 18 2019 In the latest Episode of our energy law podcast, we discuss troubling developments at the intersection of class actions and consumer protection laws…

SCOTX Hands Down Decision on Mineral Executive’s Obligations to Non-Executives

USA - May 17 2019 Last month, the Texas Supreme Court issued a decision that addresses the vexing situation in which the owner of the executive rights also owns the…

Lessor’s Acceptance of Royalty Payments Did Not Waive Anti-Pooling Clause

USA - May 15 2019 The San Antonio Court of Appeals recently determined that the acceptance of royalty payments will not necessarily operate as a waiver of a mineral…

The Troubling Intersection of Royalty Disputes and Consumer Protection Laws

USA - March 27 2019 In the normal course, when landowners believe they have been underpaid royalties under an oil-and-gas lease, they sue individually. Most of the time…