A Cattle Rancher v. An Oil Company - The Accomodation Doctrine

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The Texas Supreme Court recently outlined the parameters of the accommodation doctrine as it applied when oil companies are granted the implied right to enter and utilize a surface estate in order to drill for and produce oil from the mineral estate. This case pitted a cattle rancher against the oil company and gives specific guidance to agricultural producers as to how the accommodation doctrine will apply in future suits.

*This article was originally posted on the Texas Agriculture Law Blog: http://agrilife.org/texasaglaw .

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