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1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas and Municipal Law for Florida on
Q: What obligations do Municipalities have to locate and mark abandoned underground utilities for contractors?

I am a contractor for a large utility company and on a recent job i absorbed a tremendous amount of profit loss because a local municipality did not locate abandoned underground utilities in an easement. By not doing so it cost us to go over our budget. Is there any way to hold them accountable? I... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 18, 2019

Your best (only) bet is to complain about this situation to a few members of the city council and ask them how to file a "complaint" about the incident. Most if not all municipal governments carry liability insurance to avoid having to pay "damages" for not doing their job: maintaining all city... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Florida on
Q: I own mineral rights in West Virginia doddridge county should I be collecting money
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Feb 2, 2019

Is someone mining the minerals?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Energy, Oil and Gas for Florida on
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

In the state of Mississippi.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jan 30, 2019

You should ask this in Justia › Ask a Lawyer › Mississippi › Criminal Law ›.

Q: Can a bankruptcy court go back and tell a corporation they have to compensate smaller stockholders

I owned stock in a oil drilling company think it was ocean rig there was a bunch I would have to call fidelity to be 100% sure. Bought the stock800-900 shares for a buck each when oil tanked. They restructured right as oil bottomed out got out of anyone who had like less than 10000 shares and now... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 6, 2018

The court has the power to consider such repayment as you ask, but it is highly unlikely they would exercise it based on the above.

2 Answers | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Q: We recently purchased some FL property (warranty deed) & when I inquired if the sale included the mineral rights

I was told "that would be a separate deed" (what does that means). My question is in the State of Florida do mineral rights automatically transfer to the seller unless specifically excluded? Or are they required to be specifically included? Finally, would the exclusion/inclusion be annotated in... Read more »

Andy Wayne Williamson
Andy Wayne Williamson answered on Dec 7, 2017

The question regarding mineral rights, especially in the Santa Rosa County area, runs deep. (A little pun intended). Your question is dependent upon title records and a thorough review thereof. Also, there is just simply no way to give a general answer to a question like this. You need to... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: Apartment complex charged me electric when I don't pay electric through apartment complex, but through utility company.

This month's bill has an electric recovery fee of $15.00 and an Electric Charge of $51.55. I pay electricity through Duke Energy and not through the apartment complex. We just experienced Hurricane Irma this past month and I lost power for 5 days. I don't see how the apartment complex can justify... Read more »

Andy Wayne Williamson
Andy Wayne Williamson 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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas, Small Claims, Contracts and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Q: I bought a house with propane on the property included, but they sold the gas back to a company. Can I seek recourse?

In February of this year I bought a house, and the sellers had a line in the contract that said "$200 owed for propane gas on premises." They told me that they were selling me this propane for this price when I bought the house. However, after I went through with the contract, they did a rebate... Read more »

Andy Wayne Williamson
Andy Wayne Williamson answered on Aug 24, 2017

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

Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas, Estate Planning and Probate for Florida on
Q: heirship question in regards to Florida law

Peggy is the heir to the oil rights and she has 2 children with her first husband.

Peggy divorces her first husband.

Peggy marries Tom.

Peggy and Tom have no children together.

Peggy dies and is survived by Tom.

Tom passes away a few years later.... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Mar 30, 2016

The mineral rights, as well as anything else in Peggy's estate, pass to her intestate heirs, who would be her children as well as Tom (or his estate).

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Florida on
Q: Utilities question

My lease ends on 10/31, but I am already out so I turned my power off. My landlord said that I either have to turn them back on or she is going to turn them on and I have to pay for it. Is that right? Am I required to keep my power on through the end of the lease?

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 23, 2015

What does the lease say about this? Read it. If it says nothing about this, and you have already vacated, it appears that the landlord is being unreasonable here.

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Florida on
Q: I need a power of attorney form
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Aug 7, 2015

Have you done a simple internet search for this? It is always best to have an attorney draft one for you instead of finding a form.

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Florida on
Q: I got a power of attorney for sale LPG Terminal . I can sell for 10 mil , can I pay to seller 9 mil. and keep 1 mil. ?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Aug 5, 2015

This question is confusing. It helps when you give the actual facts.

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Florida on
Q: Is a land easement transferable?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Aug 4, 2015

What do you mean transferable, it goes with the land.

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Florida on
Q: In Wi. I have power of atty, living will, etc done with sons. Do I need to change this to Fl as a new resident?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Apr 1, 2015

It would be best to get to an attorney and Florida specific documents drafted and executed.

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