Brainard v. State of Texas – Represented a group of landowners in a decade-long dispute with
the state over roughly 13,000 acres along the Canadian River in the Texas
Panhandle. After a dam was built, the state increased the amount of land
it claimed to own along the river banks. A lower court ruling for the
landowners was overturned on appeal. But the Texas Supreme Court ruled
for the landowners, reaffirming the way river boundaries are determined in Texas.
Liquid Energy Corp. v. Trans-Pan Gathering Inc. – Represented Trans-Pan Gathering Inc. in contractual disputes
over Liquid Energy's refusal to accept the delivery of gas, which
ended in large judgments in Trans-Pan's favor in three cases totaling
about $42 million.
Phillips Petroleum Co. v Gillman
– Represented the sellers of gas in a case that challenged the circumstances
under which Phillips Petroleum could hold escrow funds from the sale of
that gas. The case established the gas producers' rights to the escrow money.