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Newsletter articles from 2000

Bankruptcy issues in oil and gas By David W. Elmquist June 2000 Following the downturn in the oil and gas industry and the bankruptcy cases filed in the late 1980s, there have been only a few bankruptcy decisions and statutory amendments to the Bankruptcy Code which have addressed oil and gas issues.
Editor’s notes August 2000 In the June, 2000 of the Mineral Law Section Council Newsletter, your editor failed to credit Landman magazine for granting permission to republish the article, "Bankruptcy Issues in Oil and Gas," by Mr. David W. Elmquist.
Editor’s notes June 2000 On behalf of the members of the Mineral Law Section Council, I would like to thank Peter A. Morse, Sr. for his commitment in serving as the editor of the Mineral Law newsletter from 1997­2000.
Extension of terminable mineral interests by off-tract production By John C. Robison, Jr. August 2000 With the recent decision in Schwarm v. Mexia Holdings, 308 Ill. App. 3d 587, 720 N.E.2d 330, 241 Ill. Dec. 875 (5th Dist. 1999) (Mineral Law Newsletter, V. 26, No. 2, March 2000), we are reminded that a terminable mineral interest may be extended by production from land other than the land in which there is a terminable mineral interest.
Fiduciary responsibilities to venture partners By Dennis Keeley, Kerry Shapiro, and Joseph E. Berg, III March 2000 Venture is not a precise term. In a general sense, a venture is often understood to be an agreement between two or more parties for a specific project or purpose
Hey, that’s my dirt! Subsurface trespass in horizontally drilled wells By Joy Stevens November 2000 The Egyptians coated mummies and sealed their pyramids with it. The Babylonians, Assyrians, and Persians used it to pave their streets and to hold their walls and buildings together.
Highlights of Annual Meeting of Mineral Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association August 2000 On June 17, 2000, the ISBA Mineral Law Section Council met at French Lick, Indiana.
Save Our Little Vermillion Environment, Inc., Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Illinois Cement Company, Defendant-Appellant August 2000 Owner of an undivided three-fifths interest in mineral rights reserved by a land grantor filed a complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief against the grantee's successor, a cement company, seeking to prevent the company from mining limestone on the property.
Southern Ute: trial court-to-Supreme Court By Elizabeth A. McClanahan June 2000 One of the most interesting coalbed methane cases in the United States involved the historical relationship between the United States government and native Americans.
Unique factual situation relating to an oil and gas lease and a subsequent mineral deed-issue. Had the mineral deed expired and the interest reverted to grantors? March 2000 Plaintiffs Herschel and Robert Schwarm are trustees of the Noble Ervin Schwarm trust, which owns a reversionary mineral interest in certain Fayette County real estate. Defendants Mexia Holdings, L.P. (Mexia), and Monarch Resources, L.L.C. (Monarch), purport to own one-half of the mineral interests in said real estate by reason of a mineral deed from Arl Schwarm and Nellie Schwarm, dated October 1938.
Web site/Bureau of Land Management March 2000 The Bureau of Land Management has made it possible to search for Eastern States land patents at its General Land Office Records Automation web site: http://www.glorecords.blm.gov.