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Supreme Court of Ohio to Determine Whether the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act Supersedes the Ohio Marketable Title Act as to Severed Oil and Gas Interests

USA - January 21 2020 On January 21, 2020, the Supreme Court of Ohio accepted an appeal from the Seventh District Court of Appeals’ decision in West v. Bode, Case No...

Lessor Notice is Required in Certain Circumstances to Forfeit a Lease for Breach of the Implied Covenant of Reasonable Development

USA - December 16 2019 In Pavsek v. Wade, 18 MO 0024, Ohio’s Seventh District Court of Appeals considered whether a lessor must serve notice upon its lessee demanding that...

Court Reaffirms Ohio’s Marketable Title Act and Dormant Mineral Act are not in Conflict

USA - October 8 2019 The Seventh District Court of Appeals reaffirmed that claimants can use both Ohio’s Marketable Title Act (“MTA”) and Dormant Mineral Act (“DMA”) to...

Update for Ohio’s Oil and Gas Land Professionals

USA - September 10 2019 The Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing issued new guidance for Ohio’s Oil and Gas Land Professionals (“Land Professionals”). First, the...

Ohio’s 5th Appellate District Addresses the Due Diligence Standard Under the Dormant Mineral Act

USA - July 31 2019 The Fifth Appellate District recently addressed whether an internet search to identify locate the holders of severed mineral interests is always...