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Ohio Appeals Court Finds Leases To Be Valid

On September 26, 2014, the Ohio Court of Appeals for the Seventh District issued its opinion rejecting a trial court opinion in a statewide class action that had invalidated thousands of oil and gas leases based on a commonly...more

9/30/2014 - Energy Mineral Leases Minerals Natural Resources Oil & Gas

6th Circuit Win in Oil and Gas Lease Dispute

On June 6, 2014, the Sixth Circuit affirmed the district court’s entry of summary judgment in favor of Chesapeake Appalachia, L.L.C. in Eastham v. Chesapeake Appalachia, L.L.C., Case No. 13-4233. This is the first appellate...more

6/9/2014 - Appeals Class Action Energy Policy Leases Marcellus Shale Mineral Leases Oil & Gas Renewal Options

Pennsylvania Amends Mortgage Licensing Act

On July 2, 2013, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed into law HB 1124, which amends the Mortgage Licensing Act (“MLA”), 7 Pa. C.S. § 6101 et seq. This bipartisan bill was first introduced by Representatives Scavello (R....more

7/9/2013 - Licenses Mortgage Servicers Mortgages

Now in Effect: Pennsylvania’s Banking Modernization Package

Three bills – H.B. 2368, H.B. 2369, and H.B. 2370 – that greatly expand the regulatory and enforcement tools available to the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities ("Department"), bring Pennsylvania law into...more

12/28/2012 - Banking Law Modernization Package Dodd-Frank

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