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Court Cases


  • Taseko wins court battle over Florence project, shares up

    March 24, 2021 by MINING.COM Staff

    The Arizona Court of Appeals has confirmed all aspects of the Superior Court of Arizona’s 2019 decision in favor of Taseko Mines’ (TSX: TKO; NYSE: TGB) Florence copper project, rejecting arguments made by the Town of Florence. The appeals court

  • Star Diamond locks horns with Rio Tinto on diamond breakage study

    February 22, 2021 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    Star Diamond (TSX: DIAM) has provided an update on the progress of a 10 cutter-hole bulk sample program completed by joint venture partner Rio Tinto Exploration Canada on the Star kimberlite at the Star-Orion South diamond project in Saskatchewan. The

  • Victims go to Supreme Court against Brumadinho deal

    February 11, 2021 by Bruno Venditti

    The People Affected by Dams Association (MAB) and the Popular Sovereignty in Mining (MAM), along with left political parties PT and PSOL are seeking a Supreme Court order against the deal signed by Vale and the government of Minas Gerais, Brazil, for the

  • Brazilian state rejects Vale’s US$4B offer for dam disaster

    November 19, 2020 by Cecilia Jamasmie

    The head of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, where Vale’s (NYSE: VALE) Brumadinho dam collapsed in January 2019 leaving 270 people dead, has rejected the miner’s proposed settlement of around 21 billion reais (US$3.97 billion). Minas Gerais’ Secretary General

  • First Majestic plans next steps in Mexico tax dispute

    September 28, 2020 by Cecilia Jamasmie

    First Majestic Silver (TSX:FR; NYSE: AG) says it is getting ready to appeal a Mexican court decision this week that revoked a key agreement determining how the silver producer was taxed in the country. The federal court’s ruling, yet to be

  • LEGAL CONCERNS: What the Nevsun human rights case means for other Canadian miners

    April 13, 2020 by Alisha Hiyate

    A recent Supreme Court decision pertaining to Nevsun Resources could have big implications for other Canadian mining companies with foreign operations, opening them up to human rights claims stemming from their operations abroad. The lawsuit against Nevsun, Nevsun vs. Araya,

  • SILVER: Royalty dispute dogs Fortuna Silver

    January 30, 2020 by Northern Miner Staff

    MEXICO – Fortuna Silver Mines is contesting demands for a royalty of 3% of the billing value of minerals obtained from the concession hosting its San Jose mine in Oaxaca, Mexico. The company recently received a notice from Mexico’s Direccion

  • Turquoise Hill faces legal challenge at Oyu Tolgoi

    December 4, 2019 by Steve Stakiw

    Last week, Turquoise Hill Resources reported that a lawsuit previously lodged by a Mongolian non-governmental organization (NGO) group was apparently upheld by the country’s Administrative Court. The challenge, brought by NGO group Darkhan Mongol Nogoon Negdel, alleges due process was not properly

  • Feature

    Mixed messages in Mexico

    December 1, 2019 by D'Arcy Jenish

    Despite Almaden lawsuit, the country retains its mining friendly reputation

  • COPPER-GOLD: Court awards $5.8B to Barrick, Antofagasta JV for Reko Diq

    July 15, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PAKISTAN – The World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has awarded US$5.84 billion in damages to Tethyan Copper Co. following what was deemed an unlawful denial of a mining lease for the Reko Diq copper project.

  • URANIUM: Cameco awarded $40.3m in damages in TEPCO contract dispute

    July 15, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    SASKATOON, Sask. – A tribunal of international arbitrators ruled in favour of Cameco Corporation in the miner’s contract dispute with Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, TEPCO. According to a corporate press release, the tribunal rejected TEPCO’s assertion that it had

  • GOLD-COPPER: Supreme Court okays work at Taseko’s New Prosperity

    June 17, 2019 by Marilyn Scales

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – The Supreme Court of Canada has cleared the way for Taseko Mines of Vancouver to begin geotechnical work at its New Prosperity gold-copper project 125 km south of Williams Lake. The Court dismissed the Tsilhqot’in First Nation’s