Landowners Seek Reimbursement After Law Found Unconstitutional

One of the most controversial laws of the 2019 legislative session was ruled on by North Dakota’s high court recently, in favor of North Dakota landowners’ pore space rights.  A recent AP story highlights the details of the North Dakota Supreme Court ruling: 

“A state district judge last year ruled the law unconstitutional because it gives the landowners’ value from pore space to the oil and gas industry for free. The judge allowed the landowners group to seek legal fees it accrued while fighting the legislation. The state Supreme Court said the lower court did not “abuse its discretion” in awarding those costs.”

Read the full story here.