For nine years Burlington Resources deducted post-production costs from royalties paid to Amber Harvest for development in the Eagle Ford. Then came the 2015 Chesapeake v. Hyder decision, and now Amber Harvest is asking SCOTX to make Burlington reimburse them. Janet Elliott details their arguments before the court.
A 46-year-old property tax case was finally settled by the Texas Supreme Court. Their ruling in the inter-county dispute, often compared to Dickens’ famously epic litigation, was settled in favor of San Patricio County.
It was a defense counsel’s dream. After the plaintiffs rested, defense lawyers presented a motion for judgment as a matter of law to U.S. District Judge Samuel Ray Cummings in Lubbock. And he granted it. But that was only one odd turn in a trial – now blessed by the Fifth Circuit – during which procedure really, really mattered.
Houston and Dallas lawyers from Gray Reed & McGraw have secured a $3.15 million appellate win for a cleaning franchisor that had a contract dispute with its partner in the United Kingdom.
The dispute involves high-risk surplus lines insurance commonly purchased by drillers, and is being closely watched for its impact on that market.
Friends, family and colleagues were there to celebrate the remarkable career of a lawyer who has done it all: from convicting a famous serial killer to winning confirmation from a highly partisan U.S. Senate, 96-0.
Dale Wainwright stepped to the podium at the Texas Supreme Court on Monday, looked at his former colleague Nathan Hecht and made a simple request: End a dispute between two counties that’s beginning to resemble Jarndyce v. Jarndyce.
Scott Keller, the solicitor general for Texas for the past three-and-one-half years, is joining Baker Botts as a partner in its appellate law section.
Monty Python’s famous “Dead Parrot” sketch involved John Cleese and Michael Palin debating whether a dead bird sold by a pet store was, in fact, deceased. In that same spirit, the recent Fifth Circuit case…
According to legal filings submitted Thursday, the government is appealing to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit after it lost the case last month that sought to block the tie-up of the two companies.