Ten attorneys from Lewis Glasser Casey & Rollins PLLC have been listed as “Best Lawyers” for the Charleston, W.Va. region. Best Lawyers in America is one of the most visible and targeted peer review publications in the legal profession. In addition, Mark A. Sadd has been named Charleston W.Va. 2015 “Lawyer of the Year” in the practice area of Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law.
Last year Lewis Glasser attorney Martin Glasser was named the Best Lawyers’ 2014 Charleston-W.Va. Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year." In 2013 Richard Gottlieb was named Best Lawyers' 2013 Charleston, W.Va. Oil & Gas Law “Lawyer of the Year”.
Nick Casey, a member of Lewis Glasser Casey & Rollins PLLC, has been elected Treasurer of the American Bar Association. Casey, who is part of the law firm's natural gas practice, assumed his leadership position this week during the ABA's 2014 Annual Meeting in Boston. As Treasurer, Casey will serve the national association as a member or a liaison to various internal entities including the executive committee, audit committee, retirement program and endowment.
"I am honored to be elected to this important leadership position with such a prominent organization as the American Bar Association,” Casey said. “Many important legal matters are facing consideration on a national basis, including ones such as privacy protections, regulatory powers, discrimination matters, civil rights and criminal justice,” Casey noted. “Through my role as part of the ABA's leadership team, I will help to ensure that the views of West Virginia's legal community and citizens will be considered on important policy matters that come before the ABA."
Columbia Pipeline Group announced plans today to invest $1.75 billion to expand transportation in Marcellus, Utica Region. The investment in infrastructure will enable the pipeline company to transport up to 1.5 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/D) of natural gas from Marcellus and Utica production areas to markets served by its Columbia Gas Transmission (Columbia Transmission) and Columbia Gulf Transmission (Columbia Gulf) pipeline systems.
The Ohio Supreme Court has accepted two certified questions from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio in Corban v. Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C.. First, the Court will determine whether the 2006 or the 1989 version of the Ohio Dormant Minerals Act applies to claims asserted after 2006. The Court will then decide whether delay rental payments during the primary term of an oil and gas lease constitute a “title transaction” and “savings event” under the Dormant Minerals Act. Much of the DMA litigation in Ohio attempts to apply the 1989’s automatic abandonment to claims asserted after the 2006 version of the DMA was passed. Therefore, if the Court were to determine that the 2006 version applies to such claims, this may curtail some of the growth in DMA lawsuits. We will continue to monitor DMA litigation.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions regarding any DMA issues. For more information, please contact Paul Garinger in LGCR's Columbus office at (800) 695-6958 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joseph Jenkins, an oil and natural gas environmental, energy and natural resources associate at Lewis Glasser Casey & Rollins PLLC, recently wrote an article on the January 9, 2014 chemical spill in Charleston, West Virginia. His article was published in the nationally distributed Trends, ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Newsletter (Vol. 45 No. 6, July/August 2014). The article focuses on the regulatory landscape surrounding the spill and the state’s legislative response that culminated in the recently passed Aboveground Storage Tank Act and Public Water Supply Protection Act. To read his article, please click here.
Richard Gottlieb, managing member of LGCR and head of the firm’s natural gas practice, will be providing a presentation at the upcoming Spring Meeting of the West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association. That meeting will be held June 16-18 at Glade Springs Resort in Daniels, W.Va. Gottlieb will provide a presentation on “Recent Significant Oil and Natural Gas Litigation in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania.” Gottlieb’s remarks will concentrate on challenges by lessors to validity of leases, lease extensions, and lease forfeitures.
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