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OHIO DORMANT MINERAL ACT HAS BEEN RESOLVED AND THE CASE LAW WILL NOW BECOME “DORMANT”

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On September 15, 2016, the Ohio Supreme Court in Corban v. Chesapeake Exploration L.L.C., 2016-Ohio-5796 ruled that the 1989 version of the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act (“DMA”) did not operate automatically to allow severed oil, gas and mineral rights to be deemed abandoned and vested in a surface owner. ...

Ohio Mers – Decision on Motion to Dismiss

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Ohio MERS – Decision on Motion to Dismiss In 2011, the Geauga County Prosecutor filed a Class Action lawsuit in the Geauga County Common Pleas Court on behalf of all Ohio counties against a number of banks, and MERS Corp., Inc., claiming that they engaged in a scheme to provide for assignment of...

Check out an article on Dale Markowitz in Chardon Magazine!

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Our very own Managing Partner, Dale Markowitz, was featured in Chardon Magazine!  Click the link below to read the article about Dale and how he got into the field of law. Chardon Magazine

RECENT COURT DECISIONS REGARDING OIL AND GAS LEASES AND THE OHIO DORMANT MINERAL ACT

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In our June 25, 2015 blog we discussed the important decision that had just been rendered by the Ohio Supreme Court interpreting R.C. § 5301.56, the Dormant Mineral Act   (“DMA”).  In Dodd v. Croskey, 2015-Ohio-2362, the Court held that if a claim to preserve is filed by the mineral interest...

Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan involved in a merger featured in Crain’s Cleveland Business article

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A team of attorneys at Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan, LPA recently represented the target company in a merger with a New York firm.  You can read more about the merger in Crain’s Cleveland Business: http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20151103/NEWS/151109958/employeescreeniq-of-cleveland-is-acquired-by-a-new-york-firm If...

Dale Markowitz, Geauga Medical Center Leadership Council Member, Encourages Others to “Get Invested”

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Dale Markowitz was featured in the Diamond Legacy Society magazine.  To read the article, click on the link below: Diamond Legacy Society – Geauga Hospitals article

Geauga Growth Partnership

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Geauga Growth Parnership 9-28-15 thank you letter for contribution

DORMANT MINERAL ACT UPDATE

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In March and June of this year we provided updates regarding the Dormant Mineral Act, R.C. § 5301.56 (“DMA”) cases pending in the Ohio Supreme Court.  We noted in March that the Supreme Court had accepted two more cases to consider whether the DMA is self-executing, and to consider the required...

SUPREME COURT SUPPORTS MINERAL INTEREST HOLDER

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SUPREME COURT SUPPORTS MINERAL INTEREST HOLDER In an earlier blog, on February 6, 2015, we noted the Ohio Supreme Court had accepted for review five Dormant Mineral Act cases to determine whether a severed mineral interest can be reattached and become part of the surface owner’s property rights. Since...

DORMANT MINERAL ACT UPDATE

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DORMANT MINERAL ACT UPDATE Since our last update regarding Dormant Mineral Act cases pending in the Ohio Supreme Court, the Supreme Court accepted for review two cases involving the earlier version of the Dormant Mineral Act (R.C. § 5301.56),.  The Supreme Court accepted Eisenbarth v. Reusser and Dahlgren...