Freeman Mills achieves swift victory in Howard County

By January 9, 2015 No Comments

Freeman Mills Senior Litigation Associate, Jeff K. Heck, won a Motion for Summary Judgment in a lawsuit alleging breach of an Oil & Gas Lease for failure to pay lease bonus. Freeman Mills’ client, an East Texas land broker service, was sued for failing to pay a lease bonus after taking a lease on behalf of a major Oil & Gas company. The lease was taken from a Revocable Trust that had terminated leaving all of the property as part of the Grantor’s estate. The court granted FM’s motion finding as a matter of law that the lease was void because the trust no longer owned the property and that no bonus was due under the warranty provision of the lease.

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