Clifton G. Valentine v. Sugar Rock, Inc., Gerald D. Hall, and Teresa D. Hall

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit seeks a response to its certified question.
Whether the proponent of his own working interest in a mineral lease may prove his entitlement thereto and enforce his rights thereunder by demonstrating his inclusion within a mining partnership or partnership in mining, without resort to proof that the lease interest has been conveyed to him by deed or will or otherwise in strict conformance with the Statute of Frauds.