Parties Debate State Mineral Act In Lease Dispute Before Ohio High Court
(November 23, 2015, 9:42 AM EST) -- COLUMBUS, Ohio — Attorneys representing two groups of cousins engaged in a mineral lease dispute pertaining to the oil and gas rights passed down through the family line squared off in oral arguments before the Ohio Supreme Court on Nov. 17, debating the applicability of the state’s Dormant Mineral Act (DMA) (Leland Eisenbarth, et al. v. Dean Reusser, et al., No. 2014-1767, Ohio Sup.).
Leland Eisenbarth, Michael Eisenbarth and Keith Eisenbarth (collectively, the Eisenbarth parties) filed a lawsuit in the Monroe County, Ohio, Court...