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Poor Record Keeping Can Make It More Difficult to Prove a Lack of Production in Paying Quantities

By Andrew Lycans   |  July 7, 2017

Ohio courts have long held that a well is producing in paying quantities if the revenues from the well exceed the expenses involved in maintaining the well. Unless production from the leased property has ceased in its entirety, mineral owners face an inherent disadvantage in deciding whether to argue that wells on the property are no longer producing in paying quantities and the lease has therefore terminated.

Keywords: oil & gas

Can I fire an employee once his/her FMLA leave expires?

By Kimberly Hall   |  June 26, 2017

Employers must be careful when considering whether to terminate an employee who is unable to return to work after exhausting his/her Family Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") leave, without first considering another law - the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA")

Interested in Buying a Home? Things to Consider Before Signing the Purchase Contract

By Zachary DiMarco   |  June 20, 2017

Ohio has enjoyed a short-period of strong real estate sales. Many believe the trend will continue, despite the anticipated interest rate hikes and delayed participation in home ownership by millennials.

When OSHA Comes Knocking

By Daniel Plumly   |  June 1, 2017

If you run a business, chances are that one day, OSHA will come tapping and rapping at your door, to paraphrase Edgar Allan Poe. How should you respond?

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By Christopher Pycraft   |  May 24, 2017

On this episode of unsuitable on Rea Radio we give you a look inside the mind of an attorney via Chris Pycraft, an attorney with Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston, a regional law firm headquartered in Wooster, Ohio. Maintaining a working relationship with a credible attorney is just good business sense.

It's Not Just Boilerplate

By Amy Demlow   |  May 19, 2017

Whether hiring a contractor for services or purchasing goods, it's important that you don't simply sign the contract presented to you with the attitude "it is just boilerplate."

Five Ways to Help Avoid Litigation

By Eric Michener   |  May 16, 2017

How do you prevent your company from being sued? Nothing will prevent all lawsuits. Still, there are ways to lessen the risk of litigation and help protect your company if you do get sued. Here are five steps that anyone can take to do just that.

Plumly & Russell to Speak at OSBA Seminar in June

May 3, 2017

Two CCJ attorneys have been invited to speak at the Ohio State Bar Association's June 28, 2017 continuing education seminar, Titles to Real Estate in Ohio.

Failing to Conduct a Trademark Clearance Search Before Selecting Your Business Name Can Cost You

By Andrew Lycans   |  May 2, 2017

Before finalizing the name of the business and investing in things like signage, advertising, or website design, it's important to determine whether someone else may have prior rights to the name.

Andrew Lycans Elected to Ohio State Bar Association Board of Governors

By Andrew Lycans   |  April 18, 2017

Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston, Ltd. (CCJ) is pleased to announce that Andrew Lycans has been elected to serve on the Ohio State Bar Association’s (OSBA) Board of Governors.

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