No. F065511.

219 Cal.App.4th 773 (2013)

162 Cal. Rptr. 3d 110

TEARLACH RESOURCES LIMITED et al., Cross-complainants and Appellants, v. WESTERN STATES INTERNATIONAL, INC., et al., Cross-defendants and Respondents. WEATHERFORD ARTIFICIAL LIFT SYSTEMS, INC., Plaintiff, v. GAS AND OIL TECHNOLOGIES, INC., et al., Defendants.

Court of Appeals of California, Fifth District.

As modified September 17, 2013.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Law Offices of Richard D. Farkas and Richard D. Farkas for Cross-defendants and Appellants and for Defendants, Cross-complainants and Appellants.

Law Offices of Huskinson, Brown & Gorman, A. Alexander Gorman and David W. T. Brown for Cross-complainants and Respondents and for Plaintiffs, Cross-defendants and Respondents.



This is an appeal by the assignee of an oil and gas lease on federal land from the dismissal of its action against the assignor and others. The dismissal was entered after the trial court vacated the amended judgment in the assignee's favor on the ground the trial court lacked subject matter jurisdiction, because federal courts have exclusive jurisdiction to adjudicate rights in the lease. We conclude the matter...

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