RIDGE OIL CO. v. GUINN INVESTMENTS, INC., 02-0599
In a dispute over lease rights to oil wells, the temporary cessation of production doctrine applies when there is more than one lessee under a single lease, and, since plaintiff was not conducting operations on the lease sufficient to sustain the lease when production permanently ceased, plaintiff's claims are dismissed.
- Argued 04/02/2003
- Decided 09/03/2004
- Published 09/03/2004
- Justice OWEN delivered the opinion of the Court.
- For Appellant:
- Glenn E. Johnson, Brenda L. Clayton, Kelly Hart & Hallman, P.C., Austin, Kerwin B. Stephens, Stephens & Meyers, LLP, Graham, for Petitioner.
- For Appellees:
- Bill F. Bogle, Russell R. Barton, Andrew D. Sims, Harris Finley & Bogle, P.C., Fort Worth, TX, Elton M. Montgomery, Montgomery & Peavy, Graham, TX, for Respondent.