Welcome to the new FindLaw series, "If I Find," where we'll discuss the rule of finders keepers as it applies to different topics. We hope you'll check back regularly!
What's that black sludge puddling up in your back yard? ... Oil?
Congratulations, you're rich! Or, are you? Finding oil on your property may feel like striking liquid gold and winning the jackpot. However, it may not be a sure fact that you'll make any money off of it. Be careful, because it may not even belongs to you.
If you find oil in your back yard, is it yours?