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Ohio 7th district Court of Appeals provides much needed clarity on Dormant Mineral Act

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 16 2014

On April 8, 2014, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh District of the State of Ohio issued its opinion in the matter of Walker v. Noon

Tenth Circuit affirms Tax Court’s decision that conservation easements had little value

  • Sirote & Permutt PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 4 2014

Most recent conservation easement cases have concerned technical requirements for deduction. Few have delved deeply into the determination of the

Superior Court holds estoppel by deed preserves oil and gas lease

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 20 2014

On March 14, 2014, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania ruled in favor of an oil and gas exploration company, applying the doctrine of estoppel by deed

Current developments in eminent domain and oil and gas pipeline construction

  • Snell & Wilmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 19 2014

On February 19, 2014, a Nebraska state district court judge invalidated a portion of a Nebraska law that had, until the decision, permitted an

Ohio oil & gas lease disputes

  • Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 28 2014

Under Ohio law, the term “mineral” generally includes oil and gas unless the language in the granting instruments suggests the parties intended

Oral argument recap: Ohio Supreme Court considers home rule in challenge to zoning ordinances restricting drilling

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 28 2014

On Wednesday, the Ohio Supreme Court held oral argument to determine the scope of Ohio's constitutional guarantee of municipal "home rule." The

2013 Ohio oil and gas law review

  • Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 20 2014

This past year proved active for Ohio's oil and gas industry. We saw exploration and drilling operations increase substantially and migrate further

New York landowners sue Governor Cuomo over fracking review

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 17 2014

A large group of New York property owners have filed suit against Governor Andrew Cuomo, demanding that the state concludes its five-year-long

North Dakota federal court grants summary judgment against lessors' lease termination claims, finding the pre-drilling operations sufficient as a matter of law to hold the leases under the habendum clauses.

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 11 2014

Plaintiffs, a small group of lessors, claimed that their leases had expired because no drilling occurred during the primary term or, in the

Colorado Court of Appeals holds that an oil and gas lessee has standing to bring a claim for an easement by prescription, but finds that the use of an access road was permissive and, thus, denies the operator's prescriptive easement.

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 11 2014

Since 1996, Maralex has been the lessee under certain oil and gas leases issued by the United States, and it operates many wells on land owned by the