I have a question for you guys. A lady of my acquaintance recently showed to me a deed where her grandparents were required to sell their farm in an eminent domain like sale to the Muskingum Water conservation district for one of their lakes to be built (Peidmont). There is no purchase or transfer of mineral rights in this sale or on the deed yet this district is now trying to to sell oil and gas leases that they probably do not own.Remember thses kinds of forced sales could only be used for a public purpose like the establishment of the lake system on the surfice. This sounds like mineral theft to me but I am couious as to what you folks think?
Sounds like she needs a sit-down with a good mineral rights/oil&gas specializing attorney. How many acres involved?