Three Dallas law firms that have formed the North Texas Lease Litigation Group are contending that energy companies are trying to renege on drilling agreements with homeowners' association alliances in North Texas' Barnett Shale. Those agreements are binding leases, the law firms say, even if individual property owners did not sign formal lease contracts. The law firms have sued on behalf of an Arlington couple, Willie and Carmen Booth, who claim they are due a lease bonus of nearly $5,000. Read the complete story in the Star-Telegram.
Jack Z. Smith