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Texas Supreme Court Decides Off-Lease Drilling Is Not a Trespass in Recent Decision

USA - May 23 2017 On May 19, 2017, the Texas Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion in Lightning Oil Company v. Anadarko E&P Onshore, deciding that Anadarko did not…

Samara L. Kline, Jason Newman, Cornelius M. Sweers.

Texas Court of Appeals Hands Down Important Decision for Operators Defending Against Title Disputes

USA - January 22 2016 On December 23, 2015, in West 17th Resources, LLC v. Pawelek, the San Antonio Court of Appeals issued an important title decision in a case turning…

Jason Newman.

The impact of off-lease drilling in light of the San Antonio Court of Appeals recent decision in Lightning Oil Co. v. Anadarko

USA - November 11 2014 On October 29, 2014, the San Antonio Court of Appeals issued its decision in Lightning Oil Co. v. Anadarko, holding that Lightning Oil was not…

Jason Newman.

The Texas Supreme Court issues a liability-coverage decision favorable to the construction industry

USA - January 30 2014 On January 17, 2014, the Texas Supreme Court resolved a long-debated controversy as to the scope of a contractual liability insurance exclusion in…

Jeff McNabb, Tina Q. Nguyen.

Royalties from horizontal well should be allocated based on productive portion of well, not its entire length

USA - January 13 2014 On December 20, 2013, the San Antonio Court of Appeals issued a decision concerning the proper construction of a contract used to allocate royalties…

Meghan Dawson McElvy, Jason Newman.