Legal Updates

In a unanimous decision endorsing the position argued by Welborn counsel Joe Pierzchala and Sam Bacon, the Colorado Supreme Court held that landowners next to a road own the minerals under and through to the centerline of the road, unless the seller expressed a different intent in the conveyance. Colorado law has long recognized the […]

The Welborn litigation team of Sam Bacon, Brian Tooley, David Hrovat, and Anthony Roeber prevailed in a marathon jury trial spanning two months this past fall.  Welborn represented the plaintiffs, which were two non-operators of an oil lease outside Bakersfield, California.   They alleged that Aera Energy, which was jointly owned by ExxonMobil and Shell, had […]