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Ohio Appeals Court Upholds Personal Liability for $4.7 Million Penalty

C&D Disposal Technologies, LLC (“C&D Disposal”) operated a construction and demolition debris landfill in southeastern Ohio. The landfill had a difficult operating history, allegedly accepting illegal solid waste and used tires, being filled beyond its permitted capacity, and a host of other alleged violations. After a trial on the merits, the trial court found C&D […]

Ohio Supreme Court to Decide Future (and Past) of Ohio’s Dormant Mineral Act

Of the many oil and gas disputes pending before the Ohio Supreme Court, some of the most interesting involve the interplay of the notice and vesting rights under the two iterations of Ohio’s Dormant Mineral Act (DMA). The first version of the Act, which was passed in 1989 and became effective in 1992, provided that […]

The Energy Mandates Study Committee Delivers Incomplete Report – Part III

This is the third in a series of blog articles exploring a report issued by an Ohio legislative committee regarding the future of Ohio’s energy efficiency, peak demand reduction and renewable benchmarks for Ohio regulated electric utilities, as outlined in Ohio Revised Code Sections 4928.64 and 4928.66. The first article in this series presented the […]

Low Oil Prices + the Impact on Oil and Gas Law: What to Expect in 2016

As the global price of oil has continued to decrease, the oil and gas industry has experienced some significant collateral damage. In 2015, several big industry players, including Quicksilver Resources, American Eagle Energy, Sabine Oil & Gas, Hercules Offshore, Milagro and Saratoga Resources filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Magnum Hunter Resources, Corp., one of Ohio’s […]

2016 Ohio Energy Legislative Agenda: An Election Year Primer

This blog post was co-authored by Lloyd Pierre-Louis The 131st Ohio General Assembly is just past the mid-way point of its two-year session, which means Governor John Kasich (R) has eleven months to reach agreement with Republican legislators on energy standards/mandates, among other issues – matters that are unrelated to his presidential ambitions. Current Political […]