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Q: I am heir to a 25% mineral interest on 297 acres. They're drilling a well. Do I get 25% of the 25% from leasee?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Energy, Oil and Gas for Texas on
Answered on Oct 31, 2017

You should take all deeds and any other proof of inheritance, etc. to an oil and gas or real estate attorney in your area for an in-depth review.
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Q: Can I sue my company after they ignored health complaints?

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation, Employment Discrimination, Energy, Oil and Gas and Health Care Law for Texas on
Answered on Oct 26, 2017

If they have wc you are limited to filing a claim for wc. Heart attacks (HA) are difficult to prove so I suggest hiring the best WC lawyer you can find. They handle cases on a contingency fee basis so if the lawyer does not win, you owe nothing. HA require proof from a medical provider that will say basically your HA was NOT due to the natural progression of a disease that would occurred when it did, but occurred because of your job. Good luck.
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Q: My late husband had oil & gas minerals that he received royalties from as our only income. Is this part of a contingency

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Texas on
Answered on Oct 11, 2017

Your question cannot be answered by the circumstances you list. I advise reading your attorney/client contract to see what you agreed to. If you continue to have difficulty with the contract, you may contact the State Bar of Texas to see if they can assist you.
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Q: Gas and Oil Lease, We are mineral right owner and we had had a lease where royalties weren't paid as per lease, 20%

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Texas on
Answered on Oct 11, 2017

This question was over a year ago; however, these same issues are beginning to grow tremendously as companies fail to fulfill their obligations and leave the land/mineral owner left in a mess. There has been an increase in suits filed regarding failure to meet obligations, blatant attempts to take advantage of the landowner, etc.

Anyone who is offered a lease or is having trouble with a lease should immediately seek a consultation.

Q: I am in Texas. My husband passed away without a will. I am selling his mineral rights. We have a minor child together

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas, Real Estate Law and Probate for Texas on
Answered on Oct 11, 2017

This is long after your questions was asked; however, if you haven't already done so, consult with a probate attorney in your area.
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Q: How much is a declaration? Of heir in texas and is it able to be deducted from a settlement with the comptroller?

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Energy, Oil and Gas, Probate and Securities Law for Texas on
Answered on Oct 11, 2017

I suggest you have an in-person consultation with an attorney. It's a time-consuming job to review all the appropriate facts and advise you accordingly; therefore, you will probably be charged for the consultation.
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Q: Apartment complex charged me electric when I don't pay electric through apartment complex, but through utility company.

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Answered on Oct 1, 2017

No way to say for sure without reviewing the terms of your lease.

If the lease authorizes it then yes but it does seem very suspicious. I doubt the lease authorizes the complex to charge this item.

I suggest that you review tiurnlrase in detail for such a clause or consult with a tenant attorney to have the lease reviewed.
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Q: 5 Heirs, one has not been cooperative. Another Heir thinks he is due Royalties from date of death.We have debt

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law and Energy, Oil and Gas for Texas on
Answered on Sep 22, 2017

Your probate lawyer, who has read the Will, can more accurately answer this than people who have not.
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Q: The bank will not turn on the water or gas for our inspections contingency. Is this legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Energy, Oil and Gas and Consumer Law for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 14, 2017

Consult with the seller. If the seller does not make arrangements with the utilities to allow you to make a full inspection, then you can terminate the contract under your contingency prior to its expiration. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult a local real estate attorney to assist you with the contract and purchase issues.
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Q: I am receiving TIB. The TD put me at MMI. But I can no longer work in my industry. What happens now ?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Energy, Oil and Gas for Texas on
Answered on Aug 29, 2017

As you probably already know the 4% allows you to receive 3 weeks of IIBs for each point, or 12 weeks of IIBs. Your income benefits end at that point, sorry. But as DWC and the carriers lover to point out, you get life-time medical for your injury, as long as you can prove the medical treatment is reasonable, necessary and related to a compensable injury. Good luck.
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Q: I bought a house with propane on the property included, but they sold the gas back to a company. Can I seek recourse?

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas, Small Claims, Contracts and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Answered on Aug 24, 2017

Yes, the facts as you describe sound viable for a small claims action.

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Q: I have mineral rights that I want to sell that were passed down to me but the buyer says I have to file a quiet title.

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas and Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Aug 23, 2017

Are you sure that he didn't say probate?

You are probably headed to probate. The good news is that if any of the following apply, you may be eligible for a fairly inexpensive summary probate that can be wrapped up on about 90 days:

-the total value of his assets in Oklahoma is $200,000 or less;or

-he died more than 5 years ago; or

-he was not an Oklahoma resident when he died; or

-a probate was completed in another state.

If your relative did not...
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Q: what forms are need to transfer mineral royalties to another family member

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Oklahoma on
Answered on Aug 23, 2017

That is a tough answer. You are probably headed to probate. The good news is that if any of the following apply, you may be eligible for a summary probate that can be wrapped up on about 90 days:

-the total value of his assets in Oklahoma is $200,000 or less;or

-he died more than 5 years ago; or

-he was not an Oklahoma resident when he died; or

-a probate was completed in another state.

Really more information is needed. An affidavit of heir-ship...
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Q: Plaintiff filed a MSJ against co-defendant to quiet a title. Can I file an opposition? If yes, how?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Energy, Oil and Gas for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 21, 2017

Use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult an Ohio attorney who does real estate litigation involving mineral rights to review the situation and advise what to do. If a motion has been filed, there are time limits involved in responding. If you are not a party to the lawsuit, then you need to file. So contact an attorney at once.
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Q: What are the time limits for seeking judicial review of an order issued by the Maryland Public Service Commission?

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Energy, Oil and Gas and Gov & Administrative Law for Maryland on
Answered on Jul 14, 2017

1. Timing: You have 30 days to petition for judicial review pursuant to MD Rules R. 7-203.

2. Standing: Under MD Pub Util Code § 3-202, "a party or person in interest" can appeal. Federal law for FCC appeals construes similar language to require that the appellant/petitioner be a party to the regulatory proceeding, but I do not know what MD law says on that subject. One way to cure such a default would be to petition the MPSC for reconsideration, since under § 3-294, "if a rehearing...
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Q: Do I have a case against West Penn Power?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability, Energy, Oil and Gas and Land Use & Zoning for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jul 7, 2017

If fortunately nothing happened, and they have put it right no. You can only make a claim for what happened, not what could have happened.
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Q: Hi, I would like to find all legislations and regulations related to sludge or cuttings reinjection (for oil industry)

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas, Environmental and Gov & Administrative Law for Texas on
Answered on Jun 11, 2017

The information on these pages should be useful:

https://www.epa.gov/radiation/tenorm-oil-and-gas-production-wastes

http://www.tenorm.com/regs.htm
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Q: Can the tentants make us pay for their water bill ?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law, Energy, Oil and Gas and Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on
Answered on May 31, 2017

The water department wherever you live is sending the bill to whoever applied for the service. If that was you as homeowner, you owe the bill. However, if you had the tenant take over the water service and the account is in their name, they owe the bill. If you just rented the house to them and did not change the water billing to them, then you still owe the bill and will have to go after and sue the tenants for reimbursement. They ran the bill up and should pay it, but if you allowed the...
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Q: probe and how to get a copy of the original will

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas and Probate for Utah on
Answered on May 24, 2017

If the will is in probate, it is a public document. You can go to the Court and pay some money to get a copy of it. If you have the name of the personal representative or the decedent then the Court should be able to locate it for you.

If you are an heir or a natural heir (son/daughter/husband/wife) then you should have received notice of probate and hearing, if not then you can get it from the Court.

I hope this helps.
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