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What is arbitration?
Arbitration is a dispute resolution process.
When will a dispute be resolved by arbitration?
A dispute will be resolved by arbitration if the disagreeing parties have previously agreed in writing to resolve future disputes via arbitration.
How do I know if I agreed to arbitration?
You will know if you agreed to arbitration by reading carefully the contract or agreement...Read More
We are seeing a lot of situations where our clients have learned that they own mineral rights that were earlier reserved by an ancestor. They typically learn of this through an oil and gas company who has researched title on a parcel they are interested in leasing (or sometimes on a parcel that has already been drilled). The company discloses who reserved the minerals and describes its...Read More
A local woman called this afternoon indicating she had received a voicemail from our office requesting credit card information. I verified that nobody in our office had ever heard of this particular person, and that nobody in our office made such a call. It would appear, then, that someone is spoofing our office’s phone number in an attempt to defraud people of money.
Caller ID is...Read More
A previous article discusses more generally the notice requirements in Ohio’s Dormant Minerals Act
Who must be notified?
Before declaring a mineral interest as abandoned, a surface owner must first provide adequate notice to the “mineral holder.” Many times, the mineral holder is deceased and has been for many years. If that’s true, the surface owner must notify the...Read More
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