Recent Appellate Decisions on the Obligations of Mineral Executives and the Waiver of Anti-Pooling Provisions

Recent Appellate Decisions on the Obligations of Mineral Executives and the Waiver of Anti-Pooling Provisions

In April, the Texas Supreme Court issued a decision—Texas Outfitters v. Nicholson—that addresses the vexing situation in which the owner of the executive rights also owns the surface, but none (or virtually none) of the minerals. What is the duty of the executive rights holder in this situation? Texas Outfitters,…

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Tom is a litigation partner in the Houston office of Kane Russell Coleman Logan PC, where he serves as the head of the firm’s energy practice group. Tom is also the host of a weekly podcast on legal news and developments in the oil-and-gas industry, available at www.energylawroundup.com, and a video series on effective legal writing, available at www.theartofthebrief.com.

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