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“Royalty-Valuation Disputes in Texas Oil and Gas Leases, and Post-Production Deductions Against Royalties: A Royalty Pirate Looks at 50.” Third Installment:

The following article by James Holmes completes his review of Texas oil and gas law for royalty valuations, as it has evolved over 30 years and as it exists today.  This Installment summarizes Holmes’s practical advice for royalty owners in light of seven “Pillars” of...

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“Royalty-Valuation Disputes in Texas Oil and Gas Leases, and Post-Production Deductions Against Royalties: A Royalty Pirate Looks at 50.” Second Installment:

The following article by James Holmes continues his review of Texas oil and gas law for royalty valuations, as it has evolved over 30 years and as it exists today.  It picks up where the first Installment, released on March 22, left off.  In this Installment, he...

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“Royalty-Valuation Disputes in Texas Oil and Gas Leases, and Post-Production Deductions Against Royalties: A Royalty Pirate Looks at 50.” First Installment:

The following article by James Holmes is broken into three installments: first, James gives a background for the article and discusses the first four “pillars” for disputes over royalty valuations under Texas law, including the reasons for the deterioration of...

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Supersedeas Reform

This Emerging Topic is an Executive Summary from a lengthy, thoroughly researched law review article, which James Holmes published with the St. Mary’s Law Journal in February 2020.  The Texas civil justice system and business owners badly need further reforms to laws...

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