An article authored by Barron Adler partners Nick Laurent and Chris Oddo was published this week in the latest edition of the St. Mary’s Law Journal (Volume 48, Number 4). The article contains an analysis of the Supreme Court of Texas’ recent ruling in the seminal Denbury Green Pipeline-Texas v. Texas Rice Land Partners, et al pipeline case and also advances arguments to be made by landowners opposing private pipeline companies’ efforts to condemn private property for pipeline easements. Lastly, the article contains an analysis of other pipeline cases that have been decided since the Supreme Court of Texas’ ruling in the Denbury Green case. A copy of the article can be found here: http://www.stmaryslawjournal.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Laurent_Oddo_Pipeline-Dreams.pdf.
Since the time the article was written, the firm has been retained to represent the landowners in the Denbury Green case. The case is currently pending before the Supreme Court of Texas again on issues regarding the pipeline company’s alleged rights to possession of the subject pipeline easement. The proceeding before the Supreme Court of Texas is styled Case No. 17-0556, In re Denbury Green Texas-Pipeline, LLC, in the Supreme Court of Texas.”