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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.

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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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 »

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas and Consumer Law for Indiana on
Q: Can I sue a gas station for refusing to give me a receipt for gas purchase and being racist to me.

I went to purchase gas at a gas station and the machine was out of receipts, I went inside to ask for one. The worker was very racist and rude in her talk and refused to give me a receipt. I asked why she said I don’t know how but she mentioned that she has been working at the place for 20 years.... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Jun 20, 2022

Workers' Compensation is an area of law that deals with work-related injuries.

It is illegal for a retail merchant to refuse to provide you with a receipt. The situation that you describe happens EVERY day. A remote printer either runs out of paper, misfeeds, jams, or runs out of...
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1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Texas on
Q: Below is not true.....Those were wells that were supposed to be paying me....The city came in after we signed ....and

.............took over,,,,,Trucks run 24 7......Somebody getting paid & it aint us....

There are wells on city land because the mineral owner for that property, i.e., the city, has signed an oil and gas lease that allows those wells. The royalties will go the the mineral owner, i.e.,... Read more »

Aimee Hess
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Aimee Hess
answered on Jun 10, 2022

If you are the mineral owner and the well is producing and the royalties are over the oil company's minimum for checks, you may be entitled to royalties. It's not possible to know what your rights and remedies are without a thorough analysis of your situation. Contact an oil and gas... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Energy, Oil and Gas and Probate for Alabama on
Q: My mother passed away in 2016. My father was the executor of her estate. She inherited oil leases in a few states from

her parents. My father didn't transfer them over to his name. He passed in 2019. I am the executor to his estate. Problem is, she passed in Alabama and I am a resident of Virginia. We had to get a 3rd party resident of AL to handle the transfers of the oil leases to a LLC for my sister and... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jun 10, 2022

I assume that there's an attorney involved with your mother's estate? if so, speak to that attorney. if you have issues with him, then consult with another probate attorney and seek what is recommended.

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Texas on
Q: I signed a Mineral Lease in Tarrant County Texas. How come I never got paid ?

Why are the Natural Gas Wells on city land ? Who is getting those cheeks ?...

Aimee Hess
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Aimee Hess
answered on Jun 10, 2022

There are wells on city land because the mineral owner for that property, i.e., the city, has signed an oil and gas lease that allows those wells. The royalties will go the the mineral owner, i.e., the city.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Energy, Oil and Gas for New Jersey on
Q: Can we sue our solar panel installer for a system that is not working?

We bought solar panels about 2 years ago. Everything has been working fine. We realized about 3 months ago that the system was not working. When we called the solar company (the installer), they said they were aware of it (they never told us), and were waiting for a part for the inverter. They also... Read more »

Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on May 21, 2022

Whether you can sue or must go the arbitration depends on the Agreement you signed. The agreement may include a mandatory arbitration provision and waiver of trial. So a careful reading of your agreement is required. In any event you may proceed to file a claim in any forum that is consistent with... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas and Environmental for Maryland on
Q: Is owner of rowhouse with 2 mth old oil spill in basement responsible for adjacent rowhouse being unlivable due to smell

The rowhouse homeowner was doing renovations & hired a contractor to remove the old oil tank in the basement. They dropped the tank and oil spilled on basement floor. The smell permeated the walls of the adjacent rowhouse causing an overpowering smell. The dog began throwing up. The 6-month-old... Read more »

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on May 16, 2022

I assume you meant St. Charles, Maryland, and not Missouri. First, try calling the county department of the environment or health department to report the toxic spill and contamination affecting neighboring properties and health.

Second, call your homeowner's insurance company and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Oklahoma on
Q: my wifes sister wont sign a oil lease allowing the inherited oil to go to waist what can we do we are in oklahoma?

my wife and her sister have a oil lease and her sister is fighting us on signing the oil lease and letting it go to waste.

James Tack Jr
James Tack Jr
answered on May 12, 2022

Unless the interest is held in a trust, corporation, LLC, or other entity requiring both of their signatures, your wife can sign the lease for her interest without her sister's signature. If her sister doesn't sign, the oil company can force pool the sister's interest in a force... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Texas on
Q: I have mineral rights and I found out a company has been drilling on those right for years and I have never been paid

I have contacted the company that is drilling and they say there is royalties that have accrued but they haven't paid them. This is not the company that the lease was signed with also I have contacted the company that is drilling and they say there is royalties that have accrued but they... Read more »

James Tack Jr
James Tack Jr
answered on Mar 18, 2022

Leases can be bought and sold many times before and after there is production so it is not uncommon for the operator of the well not to be the original lessee. Royalties are suspended because the operator can not mineral owner the owner or there is an issue with the title of the property that... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Energy, Oil and Gas for Illinois on
Q: I got two citation at the same time and need to show up at court on the date they specify.

On the citation papers, there is a sentence "Without admitting guilty, I promise to comply with the terms of this ticket and release." Why without admitting guilty? I am fully admitting that I was speeding and willing to comply (showing up in court) and willing to pay fine. So, ready to... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
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Theodore J. Harvatin
answered on Mar 5, 2022

Signing the ticket avoids you’re having to post cash bond. Your signature is your promise to appear in court. They are explaining that by signing the ticket, you are not automatically admitting guilt. The time to admit guilt is when you are in front of the judge. You might consider asking for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas, Environmental, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for New York on
Q: Was there any kind of settlement for the people in sugarcreek missouri for the ammaco oil refinery spill

I know at one point there was a letter sent to my grandmother in regards to a settlement but it was determined we wasn't zoned in. I understand we were zoned in at a later date. My grandmother and grandfather both died of cancer in that rachet town because of the oil spill and I feel justice... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 4, 2022

I'm sorry for the loss of your grandmother and grandfather. You could search online for case records of individual claimants under the spill (or its associated clean-up and remediation efforts), or whether a class of plaintiffs was formed. If venue for the action was in Missouri, another... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Florida on
Q: I need a lawyer that is willing to take on Energy Solutions Direct regarding solar service.

I had solar panels installed 4 years ago and they have never worked. I have paid $300. monthly to the solar company and also pay high electric bills. I have been through the BBB with them and recently filed bankrupcy under chapter 7 due to the financial strain. I need someone that can help me get... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Jan 25, 2022

It appears that you may have an adversary bankruptcy case, possibly a compulsory one. Also, if you "have been through the BBB with them", you may be able to enforce the results of arbitration, if any. Ask you bankruptcy attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Construction Law, Education Law and Energy, Oil and Gas for New York on
Q: can you help me sue my dead grandma

they dead

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 6, 2022

If this involves something with an estate or will, you might have better chances of a reply in the Probate or Estate Planning categories under New York. But in either case, it would be difficult for attorneys here to reach out to you to help with a lawsuit - this forum does not work like an... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Energy, Oil and Gas and Landlord - Tenant for New York on
Q: I own a Condo (which is on the 3rd floor) and the gas was shut off because of a gas leak

but the gas leak is not in my apartment or in the walls

it might be in the rizer from the ground floor to my apartment but my plumber could not find it

Question

who is responsible to fix that is it the condo owner

or the condo management board

Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel
answered on Jan 5, 2022

Condo Management

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