Forest Oil Corporation v. El Rucio Land and Cattle Inc. et al deserves your attention for four reasons:
- You won’t see another one involving damage to a rhinoceros pen.
- It confirms that the Texas Railroad Commission does not have exclusive or primary jurisdiction over private claims for environmental contamination. Welcome to the courthouse.
- The South Texas redistributionist approach to civil justice includes arbitrations.
- For once, the Texas Supreme Court declined to eviscerate a multi-million dollar plaintiff victory.