1) In re Heritage Consolidated, LLC, No. 13-10969 - Mineral Liens - The opinion explores contractors' and subcontractors' mineral liens under Texas statutory law. The court explains that it is possible for a single laborer to be both a contractor and a subcontractor for work performed on a well, and thus to secure mineral liens against both contracting and non-contracting mineral interest owners: "For example, the owners may collectively enter into an agreement that makes one owner the well operator, and gives that owner-operator the power to contract with laborers. The laborers would then be contractors with respect to the contracting owner-operator, but subcontractors with respect to the other owners." At one point, the opinion cites Scalia and Garner's recent book, Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts.