The Docket: West Virginia Supreme Court Defines Meaning of ‘Surface’

September 17, 2013

Today’s review of the West Virginia Supreme Court’s decision on the meaning of the word “surface” when dealing with mineral rights was provided by Stephen Gregory of the law firm Steptoe & Johnson. While this is a state-specific case, read on to learn why it’s important for agents to familiarize themselves with state law.

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