Cameron lost the court appeal mainly because the judge ruled the lease could be subject to two or more reasonable interpretations and because Cameron cashed a check for delayed rentals.
Christopher Gagin, Cameron’s lawyer, said Cameron had a tractor that needed repaired and he needed the money to keep farming.
However, the District Court interpreted that cashing the check meant Cameron granted an extension of the lease on his land.
“The Court correctly ruled that Hess’ lease with the mineral owner is valid,” said John Roper, senior manager for onshore communications for the Hess Corporation, in an emailed statement. “This ruling is well supported under Ohio law.”Read more by clicking here.
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