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Pennsylvania Court enforces change of ownership clause

USA - October 8 2014 On September 29, 2014, a Pennsylvania federal judge ruled on a case of first impression in a dispute over whether an oil and gas land lease was…

Gregg M. Rosen, Jonathan T. Blank, Anthony J. Carna, Paul K. Stockman

Ohio Appellate Court holds that oil and gas leases mean what they say, and rejects public policy arguments

USA - October 1 2014 On September 26, 2014, an Ohio appellate court struck down a trial court opinion invalidating an oil and gas lease on public policy grounds, in a…

Jonathan T. Blank, Anthony J. Carna, Paul K. Stockman

Lease amendment assigning portion of lessor’s royalty interest to lessee violates Pennsylvania’s Guaranteed Minimum Royalty Act

USA - December 2 2013 In a case of first impression, the Pennsylvania Superior Court held that a lease amendment that requires the lessor to assign 50 percent of its…

Anthony J. Carna, Paul K. Stockman

Pennsylvania legislature approves Pooling and Royalty Transparency Bill

USA - July 5 2013 On June 30, 2013, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed Senate Bill 259, which implements significant changes to oil and gas laws of the…

Gregg M. Rosen, Jonathan T. Blank, Anthony J. Carna, Paul K. Stockman

Ohio Appellate Court holds that the exercise of storage rights maintains production rights under “dual-purpose” leases

USA - July 3 2013 In a key ruling on July 1, Ohio's 7th District Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court's summary judgment in favor of the lessees of oil and gas…

Gregg M. Rosen, Jonathan T. Blank, Paul K. Stockman