Mineral Royalty Owner, In An Arbitration

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Served as lead trial counsel for a mineral royalty owner, in an arbitration seeking to compel an international mining company to treat the royalty owner fairly and to pay royalties in accordance with and otherwise abide by the lease. 

  • After nearly two years of litigation, won virtually all issues presented to the three person arbitration panel in a unanimous decision awarding payment of all past royalties due, specific performance governing calculation of future royalties to be paid, and awarding client all attorneys’ fees incurred in the arbitration.
  • Due to a provision in the arbitration clause allowing an appeal to an arbitration appeal body, successfully represented royalty owner in what was represented to us as the first ever appeal to an American Arbitration Association Appellate panel.  Two former Texas Supreme Court justices and one former Minnesota Supreme Court justice unanimously confirmed the underlying award and awarded client all attorneys’ fees incurred in the appeal.