In this line of work, lawsuits over land and property rights are nothing new. But with each new lawsuit there comes the potential to set precedent that could affect everyone.
In mid-August, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of oil and gas company Entek GRB in its appeal of an earlier case against Stull Ranches in Colorado. Stull owned the surface rights to the area in question, while Entek owned the mineral rights under much of Stull’s ranch and adjoining surface parcels. The decision has recently been appealed.