August 2019

Ohio's Fifth Appellate District Rules in a Dormant Mineral Act Notice Case


On June 28, 2019, Ohio’s Fifth District Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Gerrity v.Chervenak, 2019-Ohio-2687, holding that the surface owner’s attempts to locate the heir of asevered mineral holder were reasonable, and, therefore, the reserved mineral interest was deemed abandoned under the 2006 version of Ohio’s Dormant Mineral Act, O.R.C. 5301.56 (the “DMA”).

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