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The County and District Court Clerks Offices can tell you if there is any current or past legal actions against a company.
Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 42 specifically authorizes Texas citizens to bring class action lawsuits. ... The Texas Supreme Court has restrictively interpreted Rule 42 so as to effectively eliminate class actions in Texas courts.
It is not easy, but in some cases it seems possible. In the case of mineral leases, it seems that they need to be the same. Good luck!
Thank you Robert. Seems Texas law is all for the operators and oil companies.
Yes, it seems the tail wags the dog.
Robert, Is it hopeless to try to get what is due me as a mineral owner? I paid an attorney to try to get EP to not only pay correctly but follow through with suit. She now informes me she no longer does that. Any suggestions?
I've heard about that. It seems Chesapeake claimed that if leases were different, you couldn't file a Class Action Suit. Each mineral owner has to file their own suit.
The Texas Supreme Court has never affirmed a class certification ruling. They have found some reason to reverse every class ever certified that they have ruled on.
Some Attorneys don't go to Court. What you need is an experienced Oil and Gas and Civil Trial Lawyer.
What is your particular situation with EP Energy?
Charles, Are you affiliated with EP? An attorney?
No, Sally, I am not affiliated in any way with EP Energy. Don't even know who they are.
And I am not an Attorney, just an ordinary, every day "Field Landman". A Certified Professional Landman (CPL), actually, but that doesn't really mean anything to anybody other than other Landman and maybe the occasional Attorney.
You need to describe to us what the particulars are about your 'sitch for any of us to properly advise you in any way.
None of the Professionals that respond to inquiries from people such as you on The Forum (which I humbly include myself as one of) will lie to you or mislead you.
Learn to trust us.
What's your 'sitch?