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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Some Landowners in Ohio Unhappy With Tactics of Landmen in Pipeline Negotiations

From the Youngstown Vindicator:
Some landmen are getting aggressive and telling property owners they can “take or leave” offers for right-of-way access for pipelines. 
There have been calls about the offers coming for a few weeks, said Alan Wenger, an oil and gas attorney with Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell Ltd. in Youngstown. 
“A few of the landmen are being too aggressive,” he said. “They’re telling people to take the offer, it’s the best they’re going to get, or they’ll get [land rights] anyway through eminent domain.” 
Although overaggressive conduct isn’t acceptable and shouldn’t be condoned by landmen, it does sometimes happen, said Don Fischbach, chairman of the Energy Group for Calfee, Halter & Griswold, a Cleveland law firm.
Read the whole article here. 

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