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Range Resources Appalachia Wins Dismissal of 'Dear Property Owner' Contract Case (Download Opinion and Docket FREE)

Yesterday, a federal district court in West Virginia dismissed a suit against Range Resources - Appalachia, LLC, without prejudice. The suit had alleged that, in the fall of 2008, representatives from Range approached the plaintiff landowners to discuss leasing their gas reserves and that Range entered...

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Know How: Oil and Gas Regulation Sole Domain of State of Ohio

By Katerina E. Milenkovski, Of Counsel (Originally printed in the ABA Litigation News) The state of Ohio has the exclusive authority to regulate oil and gas drilling, according to an Ohio appellate court that rejected attempts by a city to impose additional requirements as a matter of “home...