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Supreme Court of Ohio Clarifies Ohio Marketable Title Act

Posted in Energy

On December 13, 2018, the Supreme Court of Ohio clarified the preservation of interests under the Ohio Marketable Title Act (OMTA). See Blackstone v. Moore, Slip Opinion No. 2018-Ohio-4959. In its decision, the Court held that under the OMTA, a deed reference to a previously reserved royalty interest is sufficiently-specific to preserve that royalty interest where the… Continue Reading

Supreme Court of Ohio Holds 1989 DMA Is Not Self Executing

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On September 15, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio issued a number of decisions concerning the application of the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act (R.C. 5301.56) (DMA). In the lead case, Corban v. Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C., et al., 2016-Ohio-5796 , the Court held that:  The 1989 version of the DMA was not self-executing (i.e., did not automatically transfer ownership… Continue Reading

Supreme Court of Ohio Accepts Appeal in Two DMA Cases

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As a follow-up to our post from June, the Supreme Court of Ohio accepted the appeal in Swartz v. Householder and Shannon v. Householder, two related cases involving the 1989 version and the 2006 version of the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act (DMA). The Court will consider the following issues: (1)  whether the 1989 DMA is… Continue Reading

OH: Recent 7th District DMA Decisions

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Recently, the Seventh District Court of Appeals ruled on two cases involving the 1989 and 2006 versions of the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act (“DMA”). In Taylor v. Crosby (September 24, 2014), the court considered whether mineral rights severed in 1971 were abandoned under the 1989 DMA and 2006 DMA. The trial court construed the 1989… Continue Reading