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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ohio Courts Busy Ruling on Oil and Gas-Related Matters

From BakerHostetler's North America Shale Blog:
Due to increased drilling activity in the Utica shale formation, state and federal courts in Ohio and the 6th Circuit have recently issued decisions related to local drilling regulations, drilling permits, leasing, indemnity provisions, and whether a landowner can state a strict liability claim against a drilling company that survives a motion to dismiss. While separate, future blog entries will discuss in more detail Ohio’s Dormant Mineral Rights Act and strict liability claims against fracking operations, the following post summarizes some recent developments in Ohio law that are relevant to the oil and gas industry.
The post goes on to examine several decisions, categorized under the headings: Obstacles to Drilling, Lease Terms, and Potential Liability.  Click here to read the whole article.

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