Case Study: Lesley V. Veterans Land Board Of Texas

Law360, New York (October 14, 2011, 1:29 PM EDT) -- The discovery and exploration of the Barnett Shale and other shale plays in Texas have created new concerns for residential property developers. Often, the surface of a particularly valuable portion of a shale play is covered in residential subdivisions. This inevitably creates a conflict between the competing interests of developing the minerals within the shale and the desire of homeowners to enjoy the peace and quiet of their neighborhoods.

Over time, residential property developers have created various solutions to address these opposing goals. This is exactly...
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