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Recent Developments on Interrupting Prescription of Non-Use of a Mineral Servitude

Posted in Mineral Code
With the Louisiana Second Circuit’s recent opinion in Smith v. Andrews, it seems a good time to revisit the law on interruption of prescription of non-use of mineral servitudes.  In Smith, the landowners attempted a full-frontal, but ultimately unsuccessful assault to have the court rule that a mineral servitude burdening their land had prescribed for… Continue Reading

Lease Division in Louisiana – “The Times They Are A-Changin’”

Posted in Louisiana Mineral Code
Under the Louisiana Mineral Code and caselaw, a mineral lease is generally not divisible by assignment.  Nonetheless, courts have long held that a lease contract can be rendered divisible if it contains certain language.  The consequences of the interpretation of this language are of critical importance for oil and gas lessees and their successors and… Continue Reading

Louisiana Title Examiners, Take Note of Recent Change in the Mineral Code on Prescription

Posted in News
A recent change in the Mineral Code should be noted by all title examiners and title researchers in Louisiana.  Subsection (I) was added to Article 149 of the Louisiana Mineral Code (Louisiana Revised Statute 31:149) effective August 1, 2014.  Subsection I provides as follows: When land is acquired from any person by an acquiring authority… Continue Reading