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.