The Ohio Supreme Court heard Oral Arguments in the third of many cases involving Ohio’s Dormant Mineral Act, O.R.C. § 5301.56: Hans Michael Corban v. Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C., et al., 2014-0804. An archived video of the Oral Arguments before the Ohio Supreme Court may be viewed here.
The next Oral Argument regarding the DMA before the Ohio Supreme Court is scheduled for Tuesday, June 23, 2015 in Jon Walker, Jr. v. Patricia J. Shondrick-Nau, Executrix of the Estate of John R. Noon and Successor Trustee of the John R. Noon Trust, 2014-0803. The Oral Arguments in Walker will be streamed live at: http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/
Additional analysis of the Dormant Mineral Act litigation may be found here.
NOTE: This general summary of the law should not be used to solve individual problems since slight changes in the fact situation may require a material variance in the applicable legal advice.
If you have any questions concerning the application of Ohio’s Dormant Mineral Act, please contact Attorney Gregory W. Watts at 330-497-0700.