Webinar: Ohio Supreme Court issues landmark Dormant Minerals Act decisions

 | 01:30 pm to 02:30 pm


On September 15, the Ohio Supreme Court issued a series of landmark rulings in 14 pending cases confirming that the 1989 version of the Ohio Dormant Minerals Act (DMA) was not self-executing. In the lead case, Corban v. Chesapeake Exploration L.L.C., 2016-Ohio-5796, the Court concluded that the “1989 law was not self-executing and did not automatically transfer ownership of dormant mineral rights by operation of law.” Instead, surface owners were “required to bring a quiet title action” prior to 2006 in order to establish abandonment. After June 30, 2006 (the effective date of the 2006 version of the DMA), a surface owner is “required to follow the statutory notice and recording procedures enacted in 2006." 

Bricker attorneys Matt Warnock and Aaron Bruggeman will host a webinar to discuss the Court’s decisions in Corban, Walker v. Shondrick-Nau and Albanese v. Batman and the potential impact of those decisions throughout Ohio.

If you have questions or would like additional information, contact Chris Edgel at cedgel@bricker.com or 614.227.8890.

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