In a Law360 article exploring seven Texas Supreme Court oil and gas cases to follow, Jackson Walker partner Richard A. Howell commented on a multimillion-dollar appellate case involving a pipeline partnership gone sour.
“Companies want to work together and know what the rules of the game are as to when they face partnership liability and when they don’t,” Richard said. “Even if the Supreme Court provides guidance that was different than what the business and legal community thought was the applicable standard, to know what the rules of the game are will allow businesses to structure their contracts by the guidance the Supreme Court provides.”
For more information, view Law360’s “7 Texas Supreme Court Oil And Gas Cases To Watch.”
Richard A. Howell represents commercial clients in complex disputes that require a skilled and creative presence in the courtroom. Richard has served as the lead trial attorney for oil & gas industry clients, national and regional banks, and other businesses in many trials, as well as many cases that were resolved before trial. Richard has also represented many clients—including two pipeline operators, a national bank, a private equity company, a chemical plant, and a food distributor—in “emergency” actions to enjoin or avoid injunctions of business activities and actions to obtain receiverships over property. Additionally, during the past five years, Richard has assisted colleagues in five jury trials and a bench trial. Since 2014, he has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters.