Issue: Partition suits

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Blog Julie Archer February 7, 2017
In Court: WV-SORO Litigation Update
Here is a brief update on some court cases we've been involved in or monitoring that affect West Virginia surface owners. Because one-third of WV-SORO members also own an interest in their underlying minerals, so we are including updates on cases that affect some mineral owners.More
Issues: Coal bed methaneEminent domainLeasingMinerals-RoyaltiesPartition suitsPipelines
Partition Suit Advice WVSORO January 23, 2017
Partition Decision by Circuit Court Judge Favors Mineral Owner
A new decision in E[Q]T Bluegrass vs. Blaney, Johnson and others has been issued by a Ritchie (and Doddridge and Pleasants) County Circuit Court Judge Sweeney. It favors a mineral owner over a driller. More
Issues: Partition suitsPooling
Partition Suit Advice WVSORO January 23, 2017
I have been included in (or threatened with) a partition suit. What should I do?
Partition suits are becoming more common because horizontal well drillers are using them. If a forced pooling bill had passed the Legislature, they would be doing that instead.More
Issues: Partition suits
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