Pontchartrain Natural Gas System v. Texas Brine Co., 2018-CA-0606 (La.App. 1 Cir. 12/21/18),—So. 3d–,2018 WL 6718522 – Representation of working interest owner in complex, multi-jurisdictional litigation arising from the occurrence of the Bayou Corne Sinkhole in Assumption Parish, Louisiana. The Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s dismissal of Texas Brine’s incidental demands for pre-96 and post-96 tort claims, including indemnity and contribution, against the non-operators of an oil and gas well.
Smith v. Andrews, 51,186 (La.App. 2 Cir. 2/15/17), 215 So. 3d 868, writ denied, 17-0468(La.5/19/17), 220 So. 3d 749 – Representation of owners of mineral servitude in lawsuit regarding “use” of servitude.
Regions Bank v. Questar Expl. & Prod. Corp., 50,211(La.App. 2 Cir. 1/13/16), 184 So. 3d 260, writ denied, 16-0498(La.5/2/16), 206 So. 3d 882 – Representation of large publicly traded company in lawsuit regarding judicial declaration of termination of leases by operation of statute prohibiting lease terms beyond 99 years and for company’s alleged failure to reasonably develop the leases.
Magnolia Point Minerals, LLC v. Chesapeake La., LP, Civil Action No. 11-00854, 2013 WL 3989579(W.D.La. Aug. 2, 2013) – Representation of independent oil and gas company in lawsuit regarding interpretation of “no cost” provision in mineral lease.
B.A. Kelly Land Co. v. Questar Expl. & Prod. Co., 47,509 (La.App. 2 Cir. 11/14/12), 106 So. 3d 181, writ denied, 13-0331(La.4/19/13), 112 So. 3d 223 – Representation of mineral lessees in lawsuit regarding interpretation of judicial ascertainment clause.
Alice Gaines Johnson Trust v. El Paso E&P, L.P – Representation of large energy company in suit for past due royalties and claim for damages of double the amount of royalties due and lease cancellation under the Louisiana Mineral Code. The case was tried in U. S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana, resulting in a jury verdict in favor of client, awarding no damages or lease cancellation.