The Supreme Court of Ohio scheduled oral arguments in two cases dealing with the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act (“DMA”)–Walker v. Shondrick-Nau and Corban v. Chesapeake.

Oral arguments in Corban are scheduled for May 6, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.  Oral arguments in Walker are scheduled for June 23, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.

Corban and Walker both consider the impact of the 1989 version of the DMA on severed mineral interests. Corban will also answer the question of whether the payment of a delay rental during the primary term of an oil and gas lease qualifies as a “title transaction” savings event for purposes of the DMA.

You can watch the oral arguments live on the website of the Ohio Channel.