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Court of Appeals Again Addresses the Level of Due Diligence Required under the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act

Posted in Energy
On June 1, 2020, the Seventh District Court of Appeals once again addressed the level of diligence required to identify holders of a severed mineral interest under the 2006 version of Ohio’s Dormant Mineral Act (2006 DMA). In Fonzi v. Gary D. Brown & Eclipse Res., 2020-Ohio-3631, the appellee-surface owner filed his notice of abandonment… Continue Reading

Court of Appeals Addresses Notice Requirement Under 2006 DMA

Posted in Energy
Recently, in Shilts v. Beardmore (2018-Ohio-863), the Seventh District Court of Appeals analyzed whether a surface owner complied with the notice requirement of the 2006 version of the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act (Revised Code 5305.56) (the “2006 DMA”). Under the 2006 DMA, in order to abandon a dormant mineral interest, a surface owner must first serve a notice of… Continue Reading

Updates on Supreme Court Dormant Mineral Act Cases

Posted in Energy
On Wednesday, May 6, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear the oral argument in Corban v. Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C., et al., a case involving the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act (DMA). The Court will consider the following questions certified from the United Stated District Court for the Southern District of Ohio: Does the 2006… Continue Reading