Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Ohio Appeals Panel Affirms Stay Pending Arbitration In Gas Lease Assignment Suit

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Ohio Appeals Panel Affirms Stay Pending Arbitration In Gas Lease Assignment Suit

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A unanimous Ohio Seventh District Court of Appeals panel affirmed in part a stay pending arbitration in an opinion posted Feb. 18; the parties in the putative class action are property owners and oil and natural gas companies that dispute the assignment of so-called deep rights under oil and natural gas leases (William E. Riggs, et al. v. Patriot Energy Partners, et al., No. 11-877, Ohio App., 7th Dist.; 2014 Ohio 558; 2014 Ohio App. LEXIS 541).

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