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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