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Q: My apartment company called me saying they paid a utility bill from an electric company that I don't use. What do I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Energy, Oil and Gas and Real Estate Law for Michigan on
Answered on Feb 11, 2019
David Soble's answer
Sounds strange. I would want to see the invoices first before paying for the alleged invoices. I am not sure how two different utility companies can service your one residence unless one provides the gas and the other provides electric. Trust but verify.

Q: If I post the bond for someone. And they do not sppear, may, I apprehend them myself but and hand them over to jail

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Energy, Oil and Gas for Florida on
Answered on Jan 30, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
You should ask this in Justia › Ask a Lawyer › Mississippi › Criminal Law ›.

Q: I own mineral rights in West Texas we least are mineral rights to oxy oil 2017 we still have not received any royalties

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Texas on
Answered on Jan 24, 2019
Aimee Hess' answer
First, you will need to be sure that the production is actually production from your mineral interests. Your lease may have been limited to certain depths and so the fact that there is a well in your area or even on your land that is producing is not necessarily determinative. Secondly, if your mineral interests are actually being produced and you still aren't getting any royalties, it is likely that there is a problem with your mineral title. Contact the division order department of the oil...

Q: Do I have to give right a way for a pipeline for a oil company

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 9, 2019
Richard Winblad's answer
This all depends on whether or not the property is being taken for eminent domain. If the company is a common carrier they may have this power. Eminent domain is often a condemnation for those who do not agree the the company's offer. Often companies offer a very low value.

If this is for a pipeline for production from below your property they may also have a right but must pay damages.

If the company does not fit into either of these categories, then they are seeking a...

Q: A oil company has broken the contract that we all signed. how can i get them to hold up to the agreement?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Energy, Oil and Gas for Texas on
Answered on Jan 2, 2019
Aimee Hess' answer
If an oil company has violated its agreement with you, it is possible that you can get a court order requiring them to fulfill their obligations under the contract. They may also be liable to you for damages. You will first need to have an oil and gas attorney review the contract and the facts that you believe show the oil company has violated the contract. The oil and gas attorney can then review with you your options to enforce the contract.

Q: If judgement was in dads step brother cam we take him back to court

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Real Estate Law and Energy, Oil and Gas for Oklahoma on
Answered on Dec 30, 2018
Doak Willis' answer
Your question is confusing. This appears to be a question concerning heirship and whether you can prove you were an heir of the deceased. You stated they wanted DNA evidence which a test can be taken but your facts don't address whether it was ordered or not and the results. You should make an appointment with an attorney and see that attorney and explain all the facts of the case. The attorney can better advise you then. If there was a judgment, you must see that attorney within 30 days in...

Q: I was involved in truck wreck on Halloween evening 2018.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Energy, Oil and Gas for Texas on
Answered on Dec 6, 2018
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
You need to get right on it and begin investigation on the details of this accident. But, your delay in seeking medical treatment may devalue your case. We do handle these cases and can get you to a doctor asap. It does not matter that you do not have health insurance if the other responsible driver is at fault. What type of "truck" hit you? Feel free to reach out to us for help at 888-343-4529 #1.

Q: My grandmother with property and mineral rights in Oklahoma dies in Missouri without a will. My father (her son) is

2 Answers | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 27, 2018
Richard Winblad's answer
This is a fact relevant issue. Current Oklahoma law states: Section 215 - Inheritance by and from Illegitimate Child

For inheritance purposes, a child born out of wedlock stands in the same relation to his mother and her kindred, and she and her kindred to the child, as if that child had been born in wedlock. For like purposes, every such child stands in identical relation to his father and his kindred, and the latter and his kindred to the child, whenever: (a) the father, in writing,...

Q: Hi i get 1 million dollars,1 million to oil company.my lawyer say i back the money from oil comp.never get.

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Texas on
Answered on Nov 17, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
It isn't fully clear what the question is here.

Tim Akpinar

Q: How do I find a lawyer to represent a land owner selling or leasing to a utility grade solar company?

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Colorado on
Answered on Nov 16, 2018
Ashley Dean Powell's answer
You may find attorneys advertising this particular expertise. Otherwise, you should look for real estate attorneys in your area. You could be proactive by finding the attorney now, or you can wait until you believe you have an offer/proposal from the solar company to then take with you to an attorney for review and advice. By getting an attorney involved early, you may be able to prevent yourself from tentatively committing to what you think is just the "business deal" or the letter of intent...

Q: Oklahoma will not recognize "will" because it was never probated in Oklahoma.

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas, Estate Planning and Probate for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 8, 2018
Richard Winblad's answer
If funds are with the unclaimed property division & the total value is under $10k you may be able to use their affidavit process. But keep in mind that once production begins there oil company will probably make probate a title requirement before they release royalty payments.

Q: I am a court appointed guardian. Can I lease mineral rights for oil n gas without getting a judge to sign off on it?

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Oklahoma on
Answered on Oct 17, 2018
Richard Winblad's answer
First:

Oklahoma Statutes Citationized

Title 30. Guardian and Ward

Oklahoma Guardianship and Conservatorship Act

Sale of Property

Article Article IV - Miscellaneous Provisions

Section 4-759 - Personal Representatives May Sell Oil, Gas and Mining Leases

Cite as: O.S. §, __ __

Personal representatives including but not limited to guardians of the property, guardians of minors or of incapacitated or partially incapacitated persons are...

Q: I am pretty sure a nearby company is polluting my well water. What are my next steps?

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas and Environmental for Texas on
Answered on Oct 15, 2018
Aimee Hess' answer
This is not something you can do on your own. You will need to contact an attorney who specializes in these kinds of claims. They will retain engineering experts to investigate the causal connection between the nearby company and your water well. The experts will test your water and attempt to determine if there is "correspondence" between the company's activities and any pollutants found in your well, in other words, whether any pollutants created by this company are actually migrating to your...

Q: Is gas stove with standing pilot light legal? No electric start, pilot light keeps going out leaking gas.

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 8, 2018
T. J. Jesky's answer
Some gas appliances have a standing pilot light, i.e. a small flame that burns continuously, used to light the main burner gas. Should the pilot light flame go out, most appliances have a safety that will stop the flow of gas to both the main burner and the pilot. These appliances are known as 100% shut-off. It appears your stove does not have a shut-off.

Since so many gas stoves, with a continuous flames exist, I am not aware of any laws that prohibits the appliance. You can...

Q: Since the solar company has not placed the solar system in service, can I cancel the agreement?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Energy, Oil and Gas for New York on
Answered on Aug 31, 2018
Michael David Siegel's answer
If they installed the system, they are not going to let you terminate the contract. News 12 just did a report on this. The UCC is not a lien on the whole house, just the solar system. The problem is that some banks do not know how to read it so it is an issue on refinance.

Q: Would it be acceptable for us to record a "Memorandum of Option To Exercise Oil, Gas, & Mineral Lease?" Thanks!

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Texas on
Answered on Aug 9, 2018
Aimee Hess' answer
Filing a memorandum in the county deed records is certainly used to give notice of an agreement without disclosing the precise terms. However, before you do that, have an oil and gas attorney review the option itself, as well as take a look a Texas court decisions, to make sure you are not going to be in violation of the option agreement by filing the memorandum.

Q: Is it necessary to sign a W-9 form in order to transfer royalty from my deceased grand father's account?

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Texas on
Answered on Aug 8, 2018
Aimee Hess' answer
Yes, the oil company is required to get a W-9 so they know how to report royalties to the IRS and also to you at the end of the year on a 1099.

Q: Are there any guidelines for recording an "Option To Exercise Oil, Gas, and Mineral Lease" in the state of Texas?

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Texas on
Answered on Aug 7, 2018
Aimee Hess' answer
Texas county clerks required original , notarized signatures on the document and payment of the correct filing fee to file any document in the county deed records.

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