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Texas High Court Invokes the Discovery Rule

The Texas Supreme Court has held that the discovery rule delayed the running of the statute of limitations on behalf of the holder of a recorded right of first refusal to purchase mineral interests, reports the Energy & the Law blog of Gray Reed & McGraw.

Gray Reed partner Charles Sartain explains: “The trustees sued the Tregellases for buying the minerals without allowing the Trust to exercise its ROFR, contending that a contract was formed when they sued more than four years after the Tregellases’ purchase; the suit was their acceptance of the right to purchase the minerals, they said.”

The appellate court held that the trust suffered an injury when the minerals were sold, but the discovery rule delayed limitations.

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