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Goodbye Steel and Aluminum Tariffs! (For Mexico and Canada Metals)

Canada, Mexico, USA - May 21 2019 In a recent KRCL Energy Practice Group seminar, I discussed the genesis and impact of metal tariffs imposed by the Trump administration. These Trump…

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…

Texas Supreme Court to Mineral Purchasers: Buyer Beware!

USA - December 20 2018 In the latest episode of our energy law podcast, learn about offset wells and liquidated damages as unenforceable penalties; the arrival of anti-SLAPP…

Can Consent Be Withheld Arbitrarily in the Oil Patch?

USA - December 10 2018 The Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments last week in a case that has the potential to alter the landscape of the industry. In Barrow-Shaver…

Fifth Circuit Sets Dangerous Precedent for Oil-and-Gas Class Actions

USA - November 10 2018 Earlier this week, in Seeligson v. Devon Energy Production Co. LP, the Fifth Circuit reversed a Texas federal court’s decision to certify a class of…

The Neverending Story: “Fixed” vs. “Floating” Royalties in Texas

USA - August 14 2018 The Texas Supreme Court and our Courts of Appeals have now been struggling for years with the elusive distinction between “fixed” and “floating”…

Top 10 Mistakes When Drafting Non-Competes in the Oil Patch

USA - July 29 2018 In the latest episode of our energy law podcast, Chip Morris will talk to us about the top ten mistakes employers can make—in the oilfield, and…

SCOTX: When An “Offset Well” Is Not An Offset Well

USA - June 11 2018 As I wrote in a recent blog post, oil-and-gas leases will often include an offset drilling clause. Such clauses stipulate that, if a well is drilled…