Babst Calland: Ohio Appeals Court Issues Dormant Mineral Act Ruling

Babst Calland: Ohio Appeals Court Issues Dormant Mineral Act Ruling

By Michael T. Altvater

The Seventh District Court of Appeals issued a ruling concerning application of the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act. In Walker v. Noon, the appeals court upheld the ruling of a Noble County trial court finding that the 1989 version of the Dormant Mineral Act applied and that a severed mineral estate became vested with the owner of the surface by operation of the statute [enhanced opinion available to lexis.com subscribers].

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