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Recent Blog Posts

  • Ending the suspense last week, the Ohio Supreme Court issued decisions in fourteen pending appeals of lower court decisions related to the effect of the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act (“DMA”) on leasehold rights in Ohio. The Court answered several questions that oil and gas industry professionals, lawyers, and judges have all struggled with since the […]... More
  • C&D Disposal Technologies, LLC (“C&D Disposal”) operated a construction and demolition debris landfill in southeastern Ohio. The landfill had a difficult operating history, allegedly accepting illegal solid waste and used tires, being filled beyond its permitted capacity, and a host of other alleged violations. After a trial on the merits, the trial court found C&D […]... More
  • Of the many oil and gas disputes pending before the Ohio Supreme Court, some of the most interesting involve the interplay of the notice and vesting rights under the two iterations of Ohio’s Dormant Mineral Act (DMA). The first version of the Act, which was passed in 1989 and became effective in 1992, provided that […]... More
  • The financial capability requirements for obtaining certification from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio as a competitive retail natural gas or electric supplier have long been a source of confusion for many applicants. Direct contact with the Commission Staff has often been required in order to ascertain the specific items that must be submitted in […]... More
  • This is the third in a series of blog articles exploring a report issued by an Ohio legislative committee regarding the future of Ohio’s energy efficiency, peak demand reduction and renewable benchmarks for Ohio regulated electric utilities, as outlined in Ohio Revised Code Sections 4928.64 and 4928.66. The first article in this series presented the […]... More