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Royalty interests

Cuba Soiil & Water Conservation Dist. v. Lewis

The Tenth Circuit held that the Federal Mineral Leasing Act (FMLA) does not provide political subdivisions of a state an implied cause of action to challenge the state's allocation of federal mineral royalties received under the Act....

James Barlow Family Ltd. Partnership v. David M. Munson, Inc.

The court holds that the owners of royalty interests in federal oil and gas leases are not entitled to royalty payments from their lessee. During ongoing title disputes over mineral patent rights between the federal government and...