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A Legal Aid for the Mining Industry,
Mineral Lawyers, and International Mining Investors
Case#
Title 
Jurisdiction
1-11-01
British Columbia Court Resolves Diamond Joint Venture Dispute
Canada
2-11-01
Noncompliance Mining Violations of Affiliate Companies May Affect New Mine Permitting Approval
USA
3-11-01
Court Order to "Show Cause" for Contempt to Cease Mining Ruled Invalid on Appeal (sequel to Case#2-11-01)
USA
4-11-01
Philippine Gold Entrepreneur Sues Australian solicitor for Alleged Advice Negligence
Australia, Philippines
5-11-01
Irish Quarry and Cement Plant Planning Approval Challenged
Ireland
6-11-01
Arbitration Decision Causes new Zealand Gold Miner to Seek court Review
New Zealand
7-11-01
Inactive Surface Mine Owner Pays Millions in Damages for Acid Mine Drainage Water Pollution
USA
8-12-01
Occupational Safety Fines Upheld for violations
Canada
9-12-01
Mining contractors' Liens Upheld by Court
Australia
10-12-01
Canadian Geologist Sues Employer for Wrongful Discharge
Canada
11-12-01
British columbia Professional Engineers and Geoscientists' charge of Incompetency for Member's Malpractice Upheld in Court
Canada
12-12-01
Reclamation Measures for Limestone Quarry Disputed
USA
13-12-01
New England Opencast Mine Expansion Rights Limited by Town Ordinance
USA
14-12-01
Court Finds Royalties as 'Fair Share' Method For Non-Operating Co-Tenant Mineral Owner
USA
15-01-02
U.S. Asserts Ownership of Volcanic Rock (Scoria) Deposit
USA
16-01-02
Coal Lessor Loses Royalty Claim To Operator
USA
17-01-02
Alleged Wrongful Dismissal Claim Foiled in Industrial Relations Court
Australia
18-01-02
Miner Loses Claim Against U.S. Employer in Indonesia
USA
19-01-02
Scottish coal Wins Semantics Decision in Mining Noise Violatioin
Scotland, UK
20-01-02
House of Lords Upholds Denial of Old Mining Permission
England, UK
21-01-02
Zoning Resolved in Favour of Canadian Mineral Plant
Canada
22-02-02
Another English "Old Mining" Permission Fails
England, UK
23-02-02
Magnesite Producer Convicted of Air Pollution Violation
Australia
24-02-02
South Africans Bring Asbestos Dust Claim in English Court Against Parent Company
UK
25-02-02
Chrome Mining Lease Found Invalid by South African Court
South Africa
26-03-02
House of Lords Affirms Damage Award from Smelter Emissions
Jamaica,
West Indies
27-03-02
Montana Copper Promoters Win in US and Lose in UK Fraud Trial
USA and UK
28-03-02
Court Finds Confidentiality Duty for Canadian-Greek Gold Joint Venturer
Canada
29-03-02
Alaskan Mining Rights On Aboriginal Lands Clarified
USA
30-04-02
New South Wales Silica Sand Operation Given Conditional Mining Permit (A Study of a Court's Analysis of Surface Mining's Environmental Impact)
Australia
31-04-02
Mining Contract's Reciprocal Obligations Disputed
South Africa
32-04-02
Australian Tax Tribunal Decides Limestone is an "Ore" and Mining Is Eligible for Fuel Rebate
Australia
33-04-02
Uranium Mine Toxic Tort Verdict Rendered
USA
34-05-02
Vicarious Liability for Employee
South Africa
35-05-02
Old Gold Mine Waste Dumps Reclamation Project Refused Permit for Historic Preservation Reasons
Australia
36-05-02
Colorado Supreme Court Rules Mineral Estate Reservations for "Other Minerals" Includes 'Oil and Gas'
USA
37-05-02
Engineer Loses professional Defamation Action
USA
38-06-02
Canadians Sue Kazakhstan Uranium for Breach of Contract
USA
39-06-02
South African Coal Mining operation Opposed by "Save the Vaal" Environmentalists
South Africa
40-07-02
"Legitimate Expectation" Doctrine Prevails for South African Mining Company
South Africa
41-07-02
The Supreme Court of Ireland's Final Decision on Bula Holdings & Ors V. Tara Mines Ltd. & Ors
Ireland
42-08-02
US Not Liable for WWII Zinc Mine Under CERCLA
USA
43-09-02
Limestone Quarry's Change of Kiln Fuel Type Questioned as "A Material Change In Use" Requiring Permission Under Town & Country Act
UK
44-10-02
Class Action Approved for Aluminium Plant Dust Claim
US Virgin Islands
45-11-02
Mineral Property Buyer's Duty to Seller to Protect Reserved Property Interests Settled
Ireland
46-12-02
Canadian Court Determines Mineral Tax Law Applicability
to Exploration Licensee After Assignment
Canada
47-01-03
Australian Federal Court Affirms Uranium Lease on Northern
Territory Aboriginal Land
Australia
48-02-03
Texas Court Decides South African Off-Shore Diamond Dispute
USA