Freeman Mills secures total victory for oil field service client

November 2014
Longview, Texas

Freeman Mills Senior Litigation Associate, Jeff K. Heck, prevailed in an oil field services case filed on behalf of an East Texas oil field services company due to an operator’s failure to pay approximately $100,000 for well services. The operator counterclaimed for just over $400,000 alleging the services damaged the well causing it to be plugged. Prior to trial, Heck successfully excluded most of the operator’s expert witnesses. The Court awarded our client the debt amount, plus attorney fees and pre-judgment interest and entered a take-nothing judgment on the operator’s counterclaim.

Freeman Mills adds five associates to the firm

Freeman Mills is pleased to announce the addition of five new Associate Attorneys.  Mr. David Kuzer and Mr. Jeff T. Ragsdale joined our practice in the Dallas location working in our title examination section.  

Mr. Tommy H. Tsang, Ms. Emily L. Elsberg, and Mr. Gus Clardy joined our practice in the Tyler location.  Mr. Tsang is working in our title examination section, while Ms. Elsberg and Mr. Clardy are working in our oil and gas litigation section.

FM Closes $40MM Pipeline Sale

Mar. 7, 2014– Southcross Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE:SXE)(“Buyer”) announced today that it has acquired natural gas pipelines from Onyx Midstream, LP (“Seller”) near Corpus Christi, Texas along with contracts related to those pipelines. The purchase price was approximately $40 million in cash. Freeman Mills PC acted as counsel to Seller in the transaction led by J. Miles Darby.

The pipelines, which range from 12-inches to 24-inches in diameter, transport natural gas to two power plants in Nueces County, Texas under fixed-fee contracts that extend through 2029. Total length of the pipelines is approximately 50 miles. Natural gas volumes through the pipelines averaged 97 million cubic feet per day during 2013.

FM Achieves Total Victory for Ward Timber

Cass County, Texas

Freeman Mills partner, Brian Bunt, and associate, Leslie Wilhelm, won a complete defense jury verdict defending Ward Timber, Ltd. The case involved an 18-wheeler accident in which the plaintiffs sought personal injury and property damages totaling $1.2 million. The jury found no liability on the part of Ward Timber.