James Barlow Family Ltd. Partnership v. David M. Munson, Inc.

ELR Citation: ELR 20483
No(s). 96-1202 (10th Cir. Aug 26, 1997)

The court holds that the owners of royalty interests in federal oil and gas leases are not entitled to royalty payments from their lessee. During ongoing title disputes over mineral patent rights between the federal government and several private parties, the lessee acquired both federal and private...