Shale Energy Law Blog
Ohio Appeals Court Issues Dormant Mineral Act Ruling
April 10, 2014
The Seventh District Court of Appeals issued a ruling concerning application of the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act. In Walker v. Noon, the appeals court upheld the ruling of a Noble County trial court finding that the 1989 version of the Dormant Mineral Act applied and that a severed mineral estate became vested with the owner of the surface by operation of the statute.