Mr. Butz is a director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and is co-chair of the Litigation Section. He has also served as Chair of the Marketing Committee at the firm. Mr. Butz devotes a majority of his practice to litigation matters including commercial and business disputes, domestic relations, construction litigation, personal injury litigation (plaintiff and defense), and oil and gas matters.
The Ohio Supreme Court has accepted an appeal in an additional case concerning Ohio’s Dormant Mineral Act, O.R.C. § 5301.56: Wendt v. Dickerson, 2014-2051. Wendt concerns whether the 1989 version or 2006 version of the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act should be applied in an action concerning a 1952 reservation. The issues accepted […]Read More
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty oil and gas attorneys, David E. Butz and Matthew W. Onest, successfully represented a family seeking to affirm their ownership of valuable mineral rights, in a significant case in the Fifth District Court of Appeals, Wendt v. Dickerson, et al., 2014–Ohio–4615. The decision impacts landowners and oil and gas producers […]Read More
On February 21, 2013, the Court of Common Pleas of Tuscarawas County issued an Order Granting Partial Summary Judgment in favor of the surface owner. The surface owner claimed that the mineral interests had previously been abandoned and vested in the surface owner under the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act in […]Read More
Wendt, et al v. Dickerson, et al Ohio Dormant Mineral Act.Read More
The Ohio General Assembly recently enacted the Home Construction Service Suppliers Act (“Act”), which took effect on August 31, 2012. Perhaps the biggest benefit from the Act, enacted by HB 383, is the exemption of all “Home Construction Service Contracts” from the Consumer Sales Practices Act. This exemption allows home […]Read More