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Triggered: When Reclassifying a Well Sets Off a Retained Acreage Clause and Other Regulatory Considerations

June 2021 — In PPC Acquisition Co. LLC v. Del. Basin Res., LLC, the El Paso Court of Appeals considered conflicting interpretations of retained acreage ...
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Loose Canons (of Construction) – Barrow Shaver Res. Co. LLC v. NETX Acquisitions, LLC

January 2022 — Barrow Shaver Res. Co. LLC v. NETX Acquisitions, LLC is a trespass-to-try-title action brought by competing lessees based on the interpretation of ...
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Tax Foreclosure on a Landowner Royalty: The Ridgefield Decision

July 2021 — In Ridgefield Permian LLC. V. Diamondback E & P LLC, the El Paso Court of Appeals held that following ...
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Everyone Deserves a Second Chance — Late-Filing a Will as a Muniment of Title and the Kuhr Decision

July 2021 — Under Texas probate law a will generally must be filed for probate within four years of a testator’s death. Otherwise, the testator’s ...
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Vermillion FC, LLC v. 1776 Energy Partners

November 2021 — In Vermillion FC, LLC v. 1776 Energy Partners, the Court of Appeals of San Antonio determined the extent to which a retained ...
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Do Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Ratification by Acceptance of Royalties?

October 2021 — In BPX Operating Co. v. Strickhausen, 2021 Tex. LEXIS 468, the Texas Supreme Court determined that there was insufficient evidence to support ...
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Drilling on Non-Contiguous Acreage Found to Trigger Offset Well Provision

December 2022 - The Martin court construed an “unambiguous” mineral lease as a matter of law, and noted that it must enforce the intention of ...
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