State ex rel. Keith J. Kerns et al. v. Richard J. Simmers, Ohio Department of Natural Resources et al., Case No. 2016-1011
- If a landowner objects to an Ohio Department of Natural Resources unitization order permitting oil and gas to be drilled underneath the landowner's property, is that order a "taking" under the U.S. and Ohio constitutions?
- Can a landowner objecting to a unitization order seek a writ of mandamus to halt the order, or must the landowner file a lawsuit challenging the order in common pleas court?