Chesapeake Prevails Against Recorder Of Deeds In Pa. Suit

Law360, New York (January 27, 2012, 8:14 PM EST) -- In a case closely watched by the oil and gas industry, a state appeals court ruled Friday that a local recorder of deeds had no authority to reject Chesapeake Appalachia LLC's attempt to combine 211 lease assignments into one document.

The appeals court said there was no question the relevant statutory language says that leases are entitled to be recorded and also requires “the recorder to record the instruments of writing that are presented to her,” Judge Rochelle S. Friedman wrote for the Commonwealth Court of...
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