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Appeals Court Thwarts Trump Effort to Stall Implementation of Methane Rules

USA - August 7 2017 Although the fight remains ongoing, a recent U.S. Court of Appeals decision requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to immediately enforce…

Jonathan T. Blank, Branden P. Moore, Paul K. Stockman

Ohio Supreme Court: Form Oil and Gas Lease Not Void as Against Public Policy

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…

Jonathan T. Blank, Anthony J. Carna, Branden P. Moore, Paul K. Stockman

Pennsylvania Court holds coal severance deeds waive pipeline company’s right to support, recover damages

USA - July 31 2014 On July 29, 2014, in Pennsylvania Services Corp. v. Texas Eastern Transmission, LP, 2014 Pa. Super. 164 (Pa. Super. 2014), the Superior Court of…

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

A first take on Robinson Township v. Commonwealth

USA - December 24 2013 On December 19, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Robinson Township, et al. V. Commonwealth, 63 MAP 2012, resolving a…

Gregg M. Rosen, Jonathan T. Blank, Erin N. Fischer, Paul K. Stockman

Defective acknowledgement does not invalidate oil and gas lease according to Ohio courts

USA - May 6 2013 On April 15, 2013, U.S. District Judge John R. Adams of the Northern District of Ohio dismissed Ohio landowners' claim that oil and gas leases not…

Jonathan T. Blank, Anthony J. Carna, Brian C. Root