NO. 14-0984.

483 S.W.3d 1 (2016)

Madelon HYSAW, Kathryn Hysaw Weafer, Michael and Cindy Burris Family Partnership III, Ltd., Byron M. Burris and Judith Ann Burris Dziuk, Petitioners, v. Bretton Guy DAWKINS, Bradley Ken Dawkins, Jerry Howard Oxford and Sharon Ann Oxford, Respondents.

Supreme Court of Texas.

Opinion delivered: January 29, 2016.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Thomas H. Crofts Jr. , Crofts & Callaway, P.C., San Antonio, Robert C. McKay , McKay & Coffey, L.L.P., Victoria, Boyce C. Cabaniss , Mary A. Keeney , John B. McFarland , Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody, P.C., Austin, Laura H. Burney , St. Mary's School of Law, San Antonio, for Petitioner.

Michael G. Maloney , Judith R. Blakeway , James Maverick McNeel , Strasburger & Price LLP, San Antonio, for Respondent.

J. Byron Burton III , Matthew Miles, Martin , Drought & Torres, P.C., San Antonio, Allen D. Cummings , Law Offices of Alan D. Cummings, San Antonio, Jeffrey R. Akins , Law Office of Jeffrey R. Atkins, San Antonio, for Amicus Curiae.

Mineral deeds employing double fractions give rise to disputes about whether the instrument creates a fixed ("fractional") royalty or a floating ("fraction of") royalty. The double-fraction problem emerges when an instrument expresses a royalty interest as the product of two fractions, such as ...

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