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The appellate decisions that follow are listed alphabetically, not by date. Most were issued by the Amarillo Court of Appeals. The opinions reflect the experience of Robert D. Lemon, Otis C. Shearer, Keith Good and Matthew Bartosiewicz in the indicated areas of litigation.

Amoco Production Co. v. Underwood, 558 S.W.2d 509 (Tex.Civ.App.-Eastland 1977, writ refused n.r.e.). Lemon. Oil and gas pooling case; good faith was in issue.
Berner v. Southwestern Public Service Co., 517 S.W.2d 924 (Tex.Civ.App.-Amarillo 1974, writ refused n.r.e.). Lemon and Shearer. Power line condemnation dispute.
Bunting v. Pearson, 430 S.W.2d 470 (Tex. 1968). Lemon. Probate claim procedure.
Brecheisen v. James, 2002 Tex App. Lexis 8876, (cause number 07-01-0236-CV of Tex. App. – Amarillo 2002). Shearer. Wrongful repudiation of agricultural lease.
Buzzard v. MAPCO, Inc., 499 S.W.2d 352 (Tex.Civ.App.-Amarillo 1973, writ refused n.r.e.). Lemon and Shearer. Pipeline condemnation case.
Circle Dot Ranch, Inc. v. Sidwell Oil and Gas, Inc., 891 S.W.2d 342, 132 Oil & Gas Rep. 417 (Tex.App.-Amarillo, 1995, writ denied). Lemon. Question of good faith pooling of oil and gas leases.
City of Perryton v. Huston, 454 S.W.2d 435 (Tex.Civ.App.-Eastland 1970, writ refused n.r.e.). Lemon and Shearer. Inverse condemnation.
Coleman v. Continental Cattle Co., 488 S.W.2d 492 (Tex.Civ.App.-Amarillo 1972, writ refused n.r.e.) Lemon. Cattle sale agreement in dispute.
Colorado Interstate Gas Co. v. MAPCO, Inc., 570 S.W.2d 164 (Tex.Civ.App.-Amarillo, 1978, no writ). Lemon. Contractual dispute on liquids separated from natural gas.
Conlen Grain & Mercantile, Inc. v. Texas Grain Sorghum Producers Bd., 519 S.W.2d 620 (Tex. 1975). Lemon. Crop check-off payments to Grain Sorghum Board was contested.
Duke v. Sun Oil Co., 370 FD 853, (5th Cir 1963). Lemon, Oil and gas lease termination case involving shut-in royalty payment.
Duke Energy Field Services, L.P. v. Meyer, 190 SW 3d 149 (Tex. Civ. App. – Amarillo 2005, pet. denied). Shearer. Cattle harmed by pipeline leak.
First Bank Southwest, as Guardian of the Estate of Phillip Caler v. Simon Property Group, Inc. (Ind. Super. Ct. Cause No. 49D111105CT017492, Filed May 5, 2011) Bartosiewicz. Negligence and Premises liability.  Settlement. 
First Bank & Trust Co., Booker v. Dumas Independent School Dist., Dumas, 527 S.W.2d 499 (Tex.Civ.App.-Waco 1975, writ refused n.r.e.). Lemon. Dispute on warrants for payment of money.
First Nat. Bank, Perryton, Tex. v. McClung, 483 S.W.2d 935 (Tex.Civ.App.-Amarillo 1972, writ refused n.r.e.). Shearer. Homestead issue in foreclosure context.
Fox v. Thoreson, 398 S.W.2d 88 (Tex. 1966). Lemon. Oil and gas lease cessation.
Good v. TXO Production Corp., 763 S.W.2d 59 (Tex.App.-Amarillo 1988, writ denied). Lemon. Oil and gas drainage, representing mineral owner.
Gray v. Baker & Taylor Drilling Co., 602 S.W.2d 64 (Tex.Civ.App.-Amarillo 1980, writ refused n.r.e). Shearer. Personal injuries from pipes rolling off a truck.
Grayson v. Crescendo Res., L.P., 103 S.W. 3d 736 (Amarillo Court of Appeals No. 07-02-0003-CV, 2003, pet. denied). Shearer and Lemon. Oil and gas development claim.
Ground Water Conservation Dist. No. 2 v. Hawley, 304 S.W.2d 764 (Tex.Civ.App.-Amarillo 1957, writ refused n.r.e. by per curium opinion at 306 S.W.2d 352). Lemon. Right of landowner to remove land from water district.
General Tel. Co. of Southwest v. City of Perryton, 552 S.W.2d 888 (Tex.Civ.App.-Amarillo 1977, writ refused n.r.e.). Lemon. Telephone rate contest.
Pasley v. Pasley, 2005 WL 1992255, 2005 Tex. App. LEXIS 6680 (Amarillo Court of Appeals No. 07-03-05400-CV). Shearer and Bartosiewicz. Breach of fiduciary duty by a surviving husband who was the executor of his wife’s will and trustee of her trust for the benefit of their children.