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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Energy, Oil and Gas for Louisiana on
Q: Entergy has butcher our Trees by line they destroyed some of my property can I hold them financial responsible ?

I have pictures of the damage and the Tree cutters

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 13, 2023

A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Electric utilities usually have the right to remove foliage and other vegetation for safety or access reasons with their equipment. An attorney would probably want to know additional details in answering your... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Louisiana on
Q: If we don’t own the mineral rights on our land, what rights do we have if the mineral rights owner leased the land and

they are proposing to drill 3 wells on our property, using 9 acres of our 24 acre property?

Richard Winblad
Richard Winblad
answered on Jul 7, 2023

The answer to this question depends on the state in which you own the property. Generally speaking the mineral estate is considered the dominant estate. This means that as a surface owner you have limited rights. Companies usually want to have good relations with the surface owner and will... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas and Estate Planning for Louisiana on
Q: Chesapeake Energy property, which was in deceased father’s trust, did not have a quit claim from trust to

beneficiaries. This was discovered after trust ended with final tax return. Chesapeake insists there has to be quit claim from trust to beneficiaries in order to claim ownership, but since trust no longer exists, nothing can be conveyed. What should be done?

Richard Winblad
Richard Winblad
answered on May 1, 2023

Sorry for your loss.

It is no uncommon for minerals to left out of a trust. In fact the same thing happened to Bing Crosby. It is extremely likely that your father also had a will with a clause that instructed that any property administered is to be put into the Trust. This is known as a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas and Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: My boyfriend drove his handicap friend to a oil site where they took some old oil equipment and now his bond is 100,000.

My boyfriend has needed money for a lawyer so he can see his daughter. His friend had been stealing oil equipment and asked my bf to drive him there because he can't drive and in return, he would give him half of the money. Enough to put down on a decent attorney . He was under the... View More

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 27, 2023

You should not be discussing this in an open forum as it could be investigated and used against you and or your boyfriend. I suggest that you a few criminal defense lawyers in your area, sewt up consultations with them and in prviate discuss your concerns and questions and how you can help your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas, Estate Planning, Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: I’m Purchasing Real Estate and Seller wants to keep the mineral rights. How many years that they can keep them

What steps must the purchaser take to recover the Mineral Rights from the seller

Nina Whitehurst
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answered on Jan 9, 2021

Usually when a seller reserves mineral rights, they reserve them forever. You might think about negotiating a lower price because you will be getting less than you originally expected, or say no to the reservation of mineral rights, or say yes to only a partial reservation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law and Energy, Oil and Gas for Louisiana on
Q: Is indecent behavior with juveniles considered aggravated sexual abuse in the state of Louisiana?

The conviction only involves section A (1).

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Feb 2, 2019

More information needed.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Energy, Oil and Gas for Louisiana on
Q: If I sign a employment agreement in which I'm to receive 30% of my annual salary as a bonus each year plus an addition %

if the company prospers. Can the company not pay me my bonus because they had to file for reconstruction of the company in court.

Charles Joseph Stiegler
Charles Joseph Stiegler
answered on Dec 6, 2017

Thanks for the question. It's not clear what you mean by "reconstruction in court," but if you are referring to a bankruptcy restructuring, the answer is that companies undergoing bankruptcy may have the right to rescind or reject contracts that were entered into before the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Civil Rights, Energy, Oil and Gas and Land Use & Zoning for Louisiana on
Q: How much would denied inheritance cost? Where do one even began the research or who shall one contact?

Good Afternoon My father has been deceased for almost 34 yrs. While visiting family, my uncle questioned me about receiving my fathers royalties. I informed him I was unaware of what he was talking about. He began informing me that our family purchased a lot of land and we leased part of the land... View More

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan
answered on Apr 26, 2017

I would suggest you speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Time delays may apply to limit how far back you can go to collect your father's portion of the royalties. In other words, the longer you wait, the less you may be able to receive in past royalties. As far as cost, attorneys can... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas, Environmental and Legal Malpractice for Louisiana on
Q: Is it legal for the town or city you stay in ,to turn off your water & gas supply, in Louisiana

If your neighbor is caught using your water hose after their water has been cut off?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Aug 3, 2016

If you have paid your gas and water fees, I don't see that it would be.There would have to be a shut off notice for each, I believe.

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