Daily Court Reporter - News Dormant Mineral Act did not automatically transfer rights to surface owners
Dormant Mineral Act did not automatically transfer rights to surface owners
Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio
The Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently that the 1989 version of the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act (ODMA) did not operate automatically to allow oil, gas, and mineral rights to be deemed abandoned and vested in a surface owner, but required the surface owner to seek a judicial decree that the mineral rights were abandoned.
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Date Published: October 3, 2016