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Title Litigation: Centenarian Deed Decides Methane Royalty Rights

On January 10, 2014, the Supreme Court of Virginia decided CNX Gas Company, LLC v. Rasnake, interpreting disputed language in a 95-year-old deed. The Court determined who owned the mineral rights in a parcel of land in Russell County in Southwest Virginia. The contested deed contained both (a) words conveying a parcel and (b) limiting language that […]

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On this quiet afternoon, disturbed periodically by the crash of snow & ice sliding off the trees, I registered my new blog! I am an attorney in Fairfax, Virginia with a focus on real estate court actions. I will post here about bringing and defending claims related to Real Estate in the courts. My posts […]

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