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Category Archives: Mineral Rights Lawyer

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. ...

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

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...