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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Social Media Issues for Businesses: Facebook Face Offs & Twitter Twaddle

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Mary Jane Trapp was a featured speaker at the Mentor Chamber of Commerce Employment Law Seminar on February 19, 2015. Her topic was “Social Media Issues for Businesses: Facebook Face Offs & Twitter Twaddle.” Speaking to a diverse group of attendees from HR managers of large company to sole proprietors,...

Statewide Oil and Gas Regulation Trumps Home Rule

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On February 17, 2015, in a much awaited decision, the Ohio Supreme Court issued its opinion in State ex rel. Morrison v. Beck Energy Corp., Slip Opinion No. 2015-Ohio-485.  In a four to three decision, the court held that the comprehensive oil and gas regulatory scheme found in Ohio Revised Code Chapter...

Preparing Your Case for the Arbitrator

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By Mary Jane Trapp Mary Jane Trapp ( is a principal in Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan, a Legal Professional Association. Her practice focuses on appellate and trial advocacy in complex civil and criminal litigation and on providing mediation and arbitration services for attorneys,...

Oil and Gas Update for 2015

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The Ohio Supreme Court has made it clear they have a keen interest in resolving legal disputes regarding detached or severed mineral interests, enforceability of oil and gas leases, and the respective rights of property owners and lessees or their assignees who received the right to explore and drill...