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Tag Archives: Lease

Eclipse Res.—Ohio, LLC v. Madzia

Posted in Energy
Last week, the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in Eclipse Res.—Ohio, LLC v. Madzia, concerning a dispute between a landowner and a lessee regarding the latter’s drilling rights.  Among other things, the court found: The lease, which conveyed to the lessee a broad grant of rights to use the landowner’s… Continue Reading

NYT on Leasing?

Posted in Energy
We’ve reported previously on the NYT’s efforts to find environmental and economic issues in the oil patch (see here, e.g.).  Now it seems that they want to complain about oil and gas leases:  "Americans have signed millions of leases allowing companies to drill for oil and natural gas on their land in recent years. But… Continue Reading

Lease Maintained by Delay Rental Payments

Posted in Energy
In Northup Properties, Inc. v. Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC (Case No. 08-5718), the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently held that delay rental payments maintained an oil and gas lease despite the fact that the lease property went undeveloped for nearly forty years (applying Kentucky law).  Notably, the court found that the… Continue Reading