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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.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 04/02/2003
  • Decided 09/03/2004
  • Published 09/03/2004

Judges

  • Justice OWEN delivered the opinion of the Court.

Court

  • Supreme Court of Texas

Counsel

  • 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.
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