Oil and Gas Law

Texas Court Concludes Devise of “All Right, Title, and Interest” in Land Did Not Include Mineral Rights

March 3, 2023

Austin Oil and Gas Attorney, Gregory D. Jordan Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 19, 2020 – The case highlights the importance of understanding the terms of a contract to lease, assign or sell mineral rights in Texas Earlier this year, a state appellate court issued a written opinion in a Texas oil and gas…

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Texas Court Resolves Forum-Selection Dispute in Recent Business Contract Case

March 3, 2023

Austin Oil and Gas Attorney, Gregory D. Jordan Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 14, 2020 – Earlier this year, the state’s high court issued a written opinion in a complex Texas business dispute case revolving around whether a Texas court could hear the dispute between the businesses. The case involves business law principles, contract-interpretation…

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Texas Court Holds Employment Arbitration Agreement Enforceable Despite Employer’s Failure to Sign Document

March 3, 2023

Austin Oil and Gas Attorney, Gregory D. Jordan Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July July 20, 2020 – The case illustrates the importance of understanding the terms to an employment agreement as well as the courts’ general philosophy that parties are held to their agreements, notwithstanding any technical deficiencies in a written document. Earlier this…

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Texas Appellate Court Finds Employee Did Not Need to Bring Employment Discrimination Case Through Arbitration Process

March 3, 2023

Austin Oil and Gas Attorney, Gregory D. Jordan Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 25, 2021 – The case illustrates why both employers and employees must take special care to address important issues raised by the opposing party Late last month, a state appellate court issued a written opinion in a Texas employment discrimination case…

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Texas Appellate Court Issues Oil, Gas Opinion Discussing When a Claim Based on the Spread of Contamination Accrues

March 3, 2023

Austin Oil and Gas Attorney, Gregory D. Jordan Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 28, 2020 – Recently, a state appellate court issued an opinion in a Texas oil and gas case discussing when a party’s claim alleging that another caused damage to their leased minerals accrues. Determining when a claim accrues is critical because…

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CenterPoint Natural Gas Line Explosion and Fire Causes Severe Injuries Near Klein, Texas

March 3, 2023

Harris County, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 6, 2021 – On the night of March 5, 2021, seven people were injured in a natural gas line explosion and fire that led to evacuations in northwest Harris County. According to the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office, Comcast workers punctured a gas line. CenterPoint crews arrived to…

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Texas Court Weighs in on Service Requirement in Recent Case Involving Business Dispute 

March 3, 2023

Austin Oil and Gas Attorney, Gregory D. Jordan Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 29, 2021 – One of the many important procedural requirements when bringing a lawsuit after a Texas business dispute is serving the other party. The service requirement is intended to ensure that the other party is on notice about the claim…

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Texas Court Discusses Allocation of Post-Production Costs in Recent Oil and Gas Royalty Dispute

March 3, 2023

Austin Oil and Gas Attorney, Gregory D. Jordan Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 7, 2021 – The state’s high court recently issued a written opinion that provides some clarity in an often murky area of the state’s oil and gas jurisprudence. The case involved a dispute over the costs that a lessee of a…

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Texas Court Interprets Terms of 1963 Conveyance in Recent Oil and Gas Case 

March 3, 2023

Austin Oil and Gas Attorney, Gregory D. Jordan Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 6, 2021 – Texas oil and gas disputes can sometimes boil down to which party owns the mineral rights associated with a particular piece of property. While it may seem as though determining who the legal owner of a mineral estate…

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Texas Court Weighs in on Assignability of Non-Compete Clause

March 3, 2023

Austin Oil and Gas Attorney, Gregory D. Jordan Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 18, 2021 – Non-compete clauses are frequently used—yet often misunderstood—by employers. However, having a non-compete clause does a business no good unless it is enforceable. In a recent case, the Twelfth Court of Appeals was asked to determine the validity of…

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