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Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Bulletin: February 2016
  • Phelps Dunbar LLP
  • USA
  • February 2 2016

The Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Bulletin provides an analysis of legal issues, recent court decisions and significant changes in bankruptcy and

Ohio Supreme Court: Form Oil and Gas Lease Not Void as Against Public Policy
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • January 29 2016

Earlier this week, in an unsurprising but nevertheless meaningful decision, the Ohio Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the standard form oil and

Pugh(eee)get those lands outta here: a look at the Pugh clause
  • Holland & Hart LLP
  • USA
  • January 29 2016

For the unwary, Pugh clauses (pronounced "Pew") can sometimes stink. Although it is a fairly common provision in many fee oil and gas leases today

Supreme Court of Ohio Affirms the Validity of 700 Oil and Gas Leases, But Curiously Declines to Toll the Leases
  • FisherBroyles
  • USA
  • January 27 2016

On January 21, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio issued its long-awaited decision in two previously consolidated cases, Hustack v. Beck Energy, sub nom

Ohio Supreme Court Decides Perpetual Lease Issue
  • Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2016

Only one month after oral argument, the Supreme Court of Ohio has issued its decision in the consolidated cases of Hupp v. Beck Energy Corporation

Ohio Supreme Court Rules on Beck Energy Lease Validity Cases
  • Roetzel & Andress
  • USA
  • January 22 2016

On January 21, 2016, the Ohio Supreme Court issued a decision affecting the minerals rights of hundreds of landowners in Monroe County who leased

Seismic Operations Held Subject to Notice and Negotiation Requirements of Surface Owners Protection Act
  • Modrall Sperling
  • USA
  • January 14 2016

In a July 28, 2015 opinion, the New Mexico Court of Appeals (Court of Appeals) determined that geophysical seismic operations constitute "oil and gas

UPDATE: Pa. Commonwealth Court Affirms Trial Court Decision Permitting Use of Eminent Domain by Pa. Gas Utility to Supply Private Power Plant
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2016

A three-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, in a pair of memorandum opinions, recently affirmed a trial court decision authorizing a

OxyChem Decision Clarifies Premises Liability, Duty of Care for Prior Owners
  • Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC
  • USA
  • January 8 2016

On Friday, the Texas Supreme Court issued a significant decision covering premises liability. Specifically, it determined whether premises liability

Supreme Court of Ohio Hears Oral Argument in Two More Cases Interpreting the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act - Decision will determine if the recording of an out-of-state will constitutes a savings act under the 1989 Ohio Dormant Mineral Act
  • FisherBroyles
  • USA
  • January 7 2016

In a dispute between two Belmont County landowners, and Nile and Kathryn Batman ("Batman") over mineral rights they claim underneath the land, the