Ohio Supreme Court issues ODMA ruling in Chesapeake v. Buell

On November 5, 2015, the Ohio Supreme Court took its first step towards resolving the significant uncertainty surrounding the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act (ODMA). The court issued its opinion in the case of Chesapeake Exploration, LLC v. Buell, 2015-Ohio-4551. The slip opinion can be found here. While numerous ODMA cases remain pending before the Court, this opinion begins to shed light on how the court will analyze and interpret issues…