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Ohio Court Elaborates on Paying Quantities Test

Posted in Energy
On June 16, 2017, Ohio’s Seventh District Court of Appeals issued its decision in Paulus v. Beck Energy Corp. 2017-Ohio-5716, which addresses a number of issues concerning Ohio’s standard for determining whether an oil and gas lease is producing in “paying quantities,” a test that must ordinarily be met in order to continue a lease during its… Continue Reading

Hupp v. Beck Energy Corp. Heading to Ohio Supreme Court

Posted in Energy
The Supreme Court of Ohio accepted an appeal in Hupp v. Beck Energy Corp, which concerns the viability of several typical oil and gas lease terms. The Court will consider the following propositions of law: An oil and gas lease which can be maintained indefinitely without development is a perpetual lease that is void as against… Continue Reading

Supreme Court Holds That Evidence of Amount in Controversy Not Required to Remove Class Action to Federal Court

Posted in Energy
On December 15, 2014, the United States Supreme Court decided that a party seeking to remove a class action to federal court need not include evidence of the amount in controversy as part of its petition for removal. Instead, the party seeking removal need only plausibly state that the amount at stake exceeds $5 million.… Continue Reading