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Recent Blog Posts

  • In a 6-1 decision, the Ohio Supreme Court, in Alford v. Collins-McGregor Operating Co., recognized that “a separate implied covenant to explore further would prove unhelpful at best.” Ohio has long recognized that all oil and gas leases, absent a disclaimer, include an implied covenant of reasonable development [See Harris v. Ohio Oil Co., 57 […]... More
  • On September 18, 2017, Ohio’s Seventh District Court of Appeals granted a Motion to Certify a Conflict to the Ohio Supreme Court stemming from its decision in Blackstone v. Moore, 2017-Ohio-7751. The Seventh District recognizes that its decision directly conflicted with the Fifth District’s decision in Duvall vs. Hibbs regarding specific versus general references to […]... More
  • In a unanimous decision issued June 1, 2017, the Ohio Supreme Court affirmed the rights of lessees in Bohlen et al. v. Anadarko E&P Onshore, L.L.C.; Alliance Petroleum Corporation et al. The lease at issue in Bohlen included a one-year primary term with a $5,500 delay rental. Given the one-year primary term, the terms “bonus” […]... More
  • In one of the court’s final decisions of 2016, the Ohio Court of Appeals for the Seventh District considered what evidence was sufficient to demonstrate production satisfactory to maintain an approximately 121 year old oil and gas lease in Potts v. Unglaciated Industries, Inc., 2016-Ohio-8559. The suit in Potts involved the current landowners’ claims for […]... More
  • Oil and gas pipeline companies’ ability to use Ohio’s eminent domain laws to acquire construction rights-of-way were recently the subject to two Ohio court decisions with very different outcomes. In a highly publicized ruling, the Court of Common Pleas of Wood County, Ohio ruled in Kinder Morgan Utopia, LLC v. PDB Farms of Wood County, […]... More