On October 7, 2011, attorneys representing John E. and Mary Josephine Butler in the Butler v. Powers Estate case filed a petition for allowance of appeal with the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. The original quiet title action, brought by the Butlers against heirs of the Charles Powers estate, was remanded by the Superior Court of Pennsylvania in early September 2011 to determine whether Marcellus shale constitutes a mineral more similar to conventional natural gas or coal.
Click here to see the docket sheet
Click here to here read the Superior Court Decision
Written by Andy Schwabenbauer, Research Fellow
October 18, 2011