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Texas High Court To Decide If Accommodation Doctrine Applies To Groundwater

Mealey's (June 17, 2015, 12:33 PM EDT) -- AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Supreme Court on Jan. 30 asked parties to file merit briefs on the question of whether the high court should apply the state’s accommodation doctrine for oil and gas to groundwater (Coyote Lake Ranch, LLC v. The City of Lubbock, No. 14-0572, Texas Sup.).

(Supreme Court letter available. Document #95-150212-006X.)

The Supreme Court said petitioner Coyote Lake Ranch LLC should submit its merits brief on March 2. Respondent City of Lubbock should submit its brief on March 23. Coyote Lake’s reply...
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