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Automatic Vesting of 1989 Ohio Dormant Mineral Act - Recent Court Cases

There is a new Belmont County case, which speaks extensively about the 1989 ODMA, automatic vesting, and the nature of the vested right that it gave surface owners.It came out last October…Continue

Started Jan 16

1989 Ohio Dormant Mineral Act now applied by 6 Judges in 6 different Counties
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The 1989 Ohio Dormant Mineral Act has now been applied by 6 Judges in 6 different counties.Tuscawaras - Wendt v Dickerson - Feb 21, 2013Monroe - Eisenbarth v Reusser - June 6, 2013Jefferson - Shannon…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by RAYMOND bAUMAN 13 hours ago.

Another Judge affirms the "automatic" nature of the 1989 Ohio Dormant Mineral Act and applies it in a recent case
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So far all cases that have decided on the 1989 version of the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act in the state of Ohio seem to have unanimously concurred that the 1989 is automatic and that it is to be applied…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by M Thomas Jun 24, 2013.

Court Rules 1989 Version of Dormant Mineral Act Vested Mineral Rights in Surface Owner
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Just saw this new case concerning the Ohio Dormant Mineral Acthttp://www.ohiodormantmineralact.com/Wendt v DickersonIt seems like any mineral…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by E Johnson Mar 28, 2013.

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RAYMOND bAUMAN replied to M Thomas's discussion '1989 Ohio Dormant Mineral Act now applied by 6 Judges in 6 different Counties'
"What DMA were written for:  MORE IMPORTANT  A MESSAGE TO SELLERS OF ROYALTY Let us not forget the original purpose of  the Dormant Mineral Acts as Industry used them was to clear up a property where  the Landowners Royalty was…"
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Dott replied to M Thomas's discussion '1989 Ohio Dormant Mineral Act now applied by 6 Judges in 6 different Counties'
"This Law Firm explains the rulings. Permitting/Regulating Issues 09/12/2014 Ohio Seventh District Court of Appeals Issues Recent Ruling in a Case Concerning the Application of Ohio’s Dormant Mineral Act Ohio’s Seventh District Court of…"
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deutchen replied to M Thomas's discussion '1989 Ohio Dormant Mineral Act now applied by 6 Judges in 6 different Counties'
"Finnbear, Go to the link posted by Ohioshale, the appellate decision for Eisenbarth v Reusser. She goes on for pages & pages about her reasoning on the case."
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bessieblues replied to M Thomas's discussion '1989 Ohio Dormant Mineral Act now applied by 6 Judges in 6 different Counties'
"Ohio Shale, as I stated on Sept. 4,some members are confusing ONE judges opinion on the 7th district that the 1989 DMA cannot be considered effective ( Eisenbarth v. Reusser ) The majority have ruled that it can be used effectively upon certain…"
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Bluflame replied to M Thomas's discussion '1989 Ohio Dormant Mineral Act now applied by 6 Judges in 6 different Counties'
"  Once the Ohio Supreme Court renders an opinion, can it be appealed to the US Supreme Court? (Cannot believe it could not be appealed) If so, and considering the $$$ involved as you've noted, I cannot imagine that some…"
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Finnbear replied to M Thomas's discussion '1989 Ohio Dormant Mineral Act now applied by 6 Judges in 6 different Counties'
"What was her reasoning against automatic vesting?"
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deutchen replied to M Thomas's discussion '1989 Ohio Dormant Mineral Act now applied by 6 Judges in 6 different Counties'
"In Eisenbarth v Reusser one judge did not concur with the other appellate court judges and offered her opinion against automatic vesting. Her name is Mary DeGenaro. She was not one of the judges in the appeal of Dahlgren v Brown or walker v noon. I…"
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Finnbear replied to M Thomas's discussion '1989 Ohio Dormant Mineral Act now applied by 6 Judges in 6 different Counties'
"Can you post links for some of those occasions? I haven't seen that in my reading on the DMA and I'd like to explore all I can find on the subject."
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Finnbear replied to M Thomas's discussion '1989 Ohio Dormant Mineral Act now applied by 6 Judges in 6 different Counties'
"I probably should not have used the 1989 date in that sentence. The 1989 law did provide a 20 yr rolling lookback. Basically, any mineral reservation that had 20 years or more of inactivity (no "saving" event) prior to the 2006 revision…"
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M Thomas replied to M Thomas's discussion '1989 Ohio Dormant Mineral Act now applied by 6 Judges in 6 different Counties'
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Finnbear replied to M Thomas's discussion '1989 Ohio Dormant Mineral Act now applied by 6 Judges in 6 different Counties'
"marina blue, please post a link to this. We would all like to read up on the decision."
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M Thomas replied to M Thomas's discussion '1989 Ohio Dormant Mineral Act now applied by 6 Judges in 6 different Counties'
"The 7th District just overruled Dahlgren v Brown.http://www.ohiodormantmineralact.com/dahlgren-v-brown-7th-district/All three judges concurred in the decision. It ends the case law that would suggest that 1989 DMA is not automatic."
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davy crockett replied to M Thomas's discussion '1989 Ohio Dormant Mineral Act now applied by 6 Judges in 6 different Counties'
"I know 'ignorance of the law' can't be used as an excuse, but if every heir knew they had to re-reserve what was inherited because some lawmakers decided to add a 20-year renewal, this would never have happened in the first…"
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ryan c replied to M Thomas's discussion '1989 Ohio Dormant Mineral Act now applied by 6 Judges in 6 different Counties'
"The appellate decision for dahlgren vs. Brown that is?"
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ryan c replied to M Thomas's discussion '1989 Ohio Dormant Mineral Act now applied by 6 Judges in 6 different Counties'
"where can I find the decision?"
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Dexter Green replied to M Thomas's discussion '1989 Ohio Dormant Mineral Act now applied by 6 Judges in 6 different Counties'
""If you don't pay to renew your license in 4 years the state takes it back. You have to reapply. " This is not logical in:re to mineral rights.  A driver's license is something granted by the state to those who meet…"
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