Recent News and Updates
On September 15, 2016, the Ohio Supreme Court issued decisions in twelve cases concerning the proper interpretation of the Dormant Mineral Act of 1989 (the "1989 Act").
Rather than viewing the proposed payment as a final offer, you should consider the initial offer as a starting point in negotiations and bargain for the best deal possible.
Ohio law has recently been amended providing greater leverage for an injured party’s counsel to negotiate a reduction of a subrogee’s claim.
The Court held that the ODNR has the sole and exclusive authority to regulate oil and gas drilling in Ohio, and that this exclusive authority prevents local government interference with such development.
A veteran litigator, Michener will advise the firm's clients on litigation matters.
Jacob E. Dean, a tax and corporate attorney, has joined the law firm of Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston, Ltd. (“CCJ”). Dean will advise the firm’s clients on a variety of corporate, tax and related matters.
There is more than one option for the removal of oil and gas leases encumbering your land. You should consult with an attorney with knowledge of oil and gas law to determine which option makes the most sense for you given the history of your property and your particular situation.
Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston, Ltd. (CCJ) is pleased to announce that Ralph Streza has been elected to serve on the Cleveland Engineering Society’s (CES) Board of Directors.
If you ever find yourself named as an executor of a loved one’s estate, it’s your duty to assess and protect assets, pay creditors, notify beneficiaries, file a final tax return, and much more.
On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule (Rule) that overhauls overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).