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1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Texas on
Q: Had a lawyer working on a wrongful termination case for a large oil company I was employed with.

That lawyer was contacted by other lawyers and a class action suit was proposed. My case was then sent to a larger firm and my lawyer has since claimed inability to discuss the case. I don not know where the case was sent and haven't been contacted since March 2021. Is there any way to find... Read more »

Aimee Hess
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Aimee Hess
answered on Sep 23, 2022

You can call the clerk of the Court in which this case is pending.

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Construction Law and Energy, Oil and Gas for South Carolina on
Q: Is there something that needs to be done after papers are served to someone I'm suing or is it up to the courts now?

I have a law suit against a solar panel company because they have been broken for almost a year and I'm still paying payments and high power bills. They were served papers and they never legally responded. Is there something else that I need to do or is it up to the courts now to order them... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas and Landlord - Tenant for Colorado on
Q: Can my landlord force me to pay her subscription for solar gardens as part of the utility bill? Aurora Colorado.

Originally she subscribed with prior roommates and they moved out. She asked if I voluntarily wanted to participate and I said no. Now she is hounding me daily and saying it is mandatory for me to pay the bill and threatening to evict me . She has belittled me and made assumptions about me... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Michigan on
Q: i am importing a Japanese mini truck, i am unsure if a drive train and engine swap would make it street legal?

257.217i Issuance of vehicle identification number and certificate of title for assembled vehicles; requirements; safety study; "assembled vehicle" defined.

Sec. 217i. (5) As used in this section, "assembled vehicle" does not include either of the following:

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0 Answers | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Texas on
Q: The reservation is a 1/16 in deed but it’s because the land was under mineral lease when it was sold lessee held 15/16 i

The reservation is a 1/16 in deed but it’s because the land was under mineral lease when it was sold lessee held 15/16 interest in minerals. I can prove by one property owned at time and we still own had 1/16 conveyance from estates children to their mother because father died intestate and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas and Real Estate Law for Texas on
Q: The reservation is a 1/16 in deed but it’s but the land was under mineral lease when it was sold

The reservation is a 1/16 in deed but it’s because the land was under mineral lease when it was sold lessee held 15/16 interest in minerals. I can prove by one property owned at time and we still own had 1/16 conveyance from estates children to their mother because father died intestate and... Read more »

Aimee Hess
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Aimee Hess
answered on Sep 8, 2022

You can try sending copies of everything you have to the oil company by certified mail with a letter asking them to correct the situation. However, don't be surprised if what you send them is not enough to change their mind.

This is probably not a do-it-yourself project. First, it is...
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0 Answers | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Alabama on
Q: I moved into my house 3 years ago. I've been getting and returning bills for previous owners propane tank.

I finally called the propane tank company and they want to remove the tank, but to do that will require damage to my privacy fence. Are they responsible for property damages?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Real Estate Law and Energy, Oil and Gas for Texas on
Q: How hard is it to prove you are the rightful owner of mineral estate when someone else has been receiving lease bonuses

The reservation is a 1/16 in deed but it’s because the land was under mineral lease when it was sold lessee held 15/16 interest in minerals. I can prove by one property owned at time and we still own had 1/16 conveyance from estates children to their mother because father died intestate and... Read more »

Aimee Hess
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Aimee Hess
answered on Sep 7, 2022

Whether the process is simple or more challenging depends on the state of your mineral title. If you have a deed for these minerals it may be a matter of sending a copy of the deed to the oil company with a certified letter and requesting that they correct the error. Keep in mind that the landman... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Energy, Oil and Gas for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I get in trouble for not responding to a call if I take medication for a sleep disorder?

I am a utility locator on a 72 hour on call and I informed my boss that I am diagnosed with a sleep disorder that I take prescribed medication for. I also informed him that I might have trouble responding to calls during night time due to the medication I take. I am just worried that if I miss... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Rights, Communications Law and Energy, Oil and Gas for Oklahoma on
Q: Is my water company allowed to gossip my bill and nowarning shutoffs impossible to restart. Do I have rights?laws?oklah

My kids need water.help. If water lady doesn't like you then she has authority to shut u off without warning as she please then false charges to make it unreasonable to get services back on please help . The whole small town is now gossiping how I don't pay my bills which in fact I do and... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Is it illegal for people to hang signs on utility poles in California?

A neighbor put a “no dumping” sign on the utility pole in my yard. Very rude. I would like to know if it’s illegal to hang signs on utility poles in California.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Energy, Oil and Gas for Texas on
Q: My mom has solar panels for abt 8 mon and she was told the panels were to produce what show in the light bill

What can we do, is there a way to cancel or terminate. They are paying double now in light bills. Solar panels aren't producing what she was told it was going to produce. Now the company wants her to add more panels and pay more when my mom was told something completely different. She also... Read more »

Aimee Hess
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Aimee Hess
answered on Sep 2, 2022

This is becoming a common problem with residential solar systems. Many states will allow a consumer to terminate a transaction if fraud was involved.However, no one can give you specific advice on your mother's rights unless they get a detailed fact statement from her and review the contract... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Energy, Oil and Gas for Puerto Rico on
Q: If I sign a lease agreement in Puerto Rico for reusable energy for 25 years and I die does the lease agreement stops?

I want to know if my family are obligated to continue paying my lease agreement if I die in Puerto Rico. Property is not involved. Energy service.

Rafael  Pagan-Colon
Rafael Pagan-Colon
answered on Aug 15, 2022

As a general rule, when a person dies, his/her estate is made up of that person's assets and outstanding obligations (liabilities). As contracts go, usually, the death of one of the subscribing parties terminates the contract. Nevertheless, the lease contract should be revised to determine... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law, Energy, Oil and Gas and Land Use & Zoning for Texas on
Q: We own 83 acres of timber but not mineral rights. We have several homes (children) on our property and a cluster well.

We do not own mineral rights. Just received call from driller advising they will be drilling oil on our land. How do i protect our homes timber and water source?

Aimee Hess
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Aimee Hess
answered on Jul 13, 2022

In Texas, the mineral estate is the dominant estate. That means that the mineral owner and the oil company have the right to make all reasonable uses of the surface for exploration, drilling and production of oil and gas.

The Texas Railroad Commission, the state agency which regulates oil...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Energy, Oil and Gas for Missouri on
Q: Who would I need to contact to resolve this issue?

We had bought our solar system from Green Solar Technologies out of California. They had subtracted our system out to 4 different installers from 2019 until today. They have failed to pay the contractors enough to complete the job and my system is still not set up correctly to this date. I want to... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
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Ronald J. Eisenberg
answered on Jul 11, 2022

The first step is to contact a Missouri attorney to review the contract. The contract may have a forum-selection clause (which specifies where any lawsuit must be file) or an arbitration provision (which would prohibit suing in court). The attorney would also explain to you the potential remedies.... Read more »

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