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No Takebacks: Consequences of Choosing the Path of Litigation

A Houston oil and gas consulting firm waived its right to compel arbitration in a long-standing dispute given its “persistent pursuit of litigation,” the Fifth Circuit held last month in Int’l Energy Ventures Mgmt. L.L.C. v. United Energy Grp., Ltd., 2021 WL 2177062 (5th Cir. May 28, 2021). International Energy Ventures Management (IEVM) first sued United … Continue Reading

The Importance of Knowing The Right Way to Prepare Legal Descriptions in a Right-of-Way Transaction in Texas

Under Texas law, a blanket easement is “[a]n easement without a metes and bounds description of its location on the property.”[1] It is also considered an easement that covers the entire servient estate.[2] Although some states require that the easement area be smaller than the entire servient estate, Texas does not.[3] For that reason, blanket … Continue Reading
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