Louisiana Appeals Panel Affirms Mutual Error Standard Met To Reform Cash Sale Deed

Mealey's (June 16, 2015, 3:11 PM EDT) -- SHREVEPORT, La. — A sharply divided Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal panel on May 23, 2014, affirmed the reformation of a cash deed to reflect a mutual error in reservation of mineral rights; the dissenters aver that the seller did not meet her burden of establishing a mutual error in the land transfer because she failed to read the cash deed and to ask at closing why her mineral rights were not reserved (Amanda Fontenot Mathews v. Jennifer Lynn Emerson, et al., No. 48,887, La....
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