Ohio DMA Decision Explained at December Seminar in Columbus

Gavel-falling.jpgMDN has highlighted the importance of the Ohio Supreme Court’s decision with regard to the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act (DMA). In September the OH Supreme Court ruled in three DMA cases, saying all of the other cases come under those three (see Important: OH Supreme Court Finally Rules on Dormant Mineral Act). Following that ruling, we brought you insights on what it means from international law firm Jones Day (see One More Look at Important OH Supreme Court DMA Decision). We later ran a copy of an analysis done by attorney David Wigham, who said, “[T]he landscape regarding title and ownership to mineral interests in Ohio has significantly changed” (see Expert Says OH DMA Decision “Significantly Changed” Mineral Rights). An MDN subscriber from a major Ohio driller reached out to editor Jim Willis to ask for help in promoting an event being hosted by the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation for lawyers on the topic of the recent DMA decision. We are happy to do so given the importance of the decision and its profound effect on both drillers and landowners in the Buckeye State. Here’s the lowdown on the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act Special Institute, Dec. 12 in Columbus, OH…

Here is the EMLF announcement:

Energy and mineral law foundation (EMLF)

Special Institute – The Ohio Dormant Mineral Act, Post Corban

The Energy & Mineral Law Foundation is sponsoring a one-day Special Institute on the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act and the recent Supreme Court of Ohio’s decisions relating to the Act.  This Special Institute will revisit the application of statutes, procedures, cures and related issues in light of the decisions.

The Special Institute is set for December 12 at the Hilton Columbus/Polaris, Columbus, OH.  The registration fee includes meeting materials and presentations, continental breakfast and breaks, and a luncheon.

The major case, Corban v. Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C., will be reviewed by an interactive panel of attorneys who were involved with the Court’s decision, offering insight into issues left open by the Court and the impact of the decision.

Other topics include:

  • Procedures and Pitfalls of the “2006 DMA”
  • Ohio’s Marketable Title Act and the ODMA: Siblings or Distant Cousins?
  • Understanding Unitization
  • How Do I . . . Cure Titles to Severed Minerals?
  • Torts 101 . . . or Not — New Questions Related to Corban
  • Handouts and Paybacks: Remedies for Payments Made to the Wrong Party

Early bird fees are in effect until November 23. There is no room block but you may call the hotel at 614.885.1600 for accommodations, or go to the hotel’s website.

Go to the EMLF website to register for this important Special Institute. You can download a PDF version of the e-brochure or register online.

The brochure advertising the event, with full details on each session: