Alaska Miners Battle Illegal Seizure Of Valuable Claims

William Perry Pendley , President and Chief Operating Officer of Mountain States Legal Foundation DENVER, CO. - A husband and wife who own mining claims in Alaska that were illegally declared null and void by a federal agency have filed an administrative appeal en route to federal district court in...

LexisNexis Launches New South African Mine Health and Safety Law Publication in Partnership with Top Legal Expert

Publication offers legal practitioners comprehensive overview of South African mine health and safety law "The purpose of this handbook is to provide mining industry professionals with an easily accessible version of the Mine Health and Safety Act 29 of 1996 (MHSA) and the regulations which are...

Free Download: Miners Sue Salazar, Alleging Illegal Million-Acre Land Lockup

By William Perry Pendley DENVER - A 117-year-old nonprofit, non-partisan mining trade association with thousands of members on March 6 filed a lawsuit in Arizona federal district court against the Obama Administration for its lock-up of a million acres of federal land in northern Arizona ( Northwest...

Alaska Miners Seek Court Ordered Return Of Valuable Claims

By William Perry Pendley DENVER - Three Alaska miners who sued U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar among others in Alaska federal district court after their claims were declared null and void by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on May 21 urged the court to grant them summary judgment ( Mullikin...

Western Group: U.S. Supreme Court Must Hear Mining Case

By William Perry Pendley DENVER - A 117-year-old nonprofit, non-partisan mining trade association with thousands of members on Oct. 5 urged the Supreme Court of the United States to hear a ruling by a badly fractured en banc panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Northwest Mining...

California Miner Appeals Denial of Attorneys' Fees

By William Perry Pendley DENVER - A California miner who won the right to engage in placer mining on his claim in the mountains of northern California after a February 2007 ruling by the Interior Board of Land Appeals (IBLA) on Jan. 24 appealed the ruling of a California federal district court that...

Court Rebuffs Miners: Withdrawal Law Constitutional

By William Perry Pendley DENVER - An Arizona federal district court on March 20 rejected arguments by a 117-year-old nonprofit, non-partisan mining trade association with thousands of members that had argued that a federal law, which was used to lock-up a million acres of federal land in northwestern...

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: West Virginia Supreme Court Clarifies Meaning of 'Surface' Deeds

By Ryan J. Morgan Yesterday the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, in Faith United Methodist Church v. Morgan , No. 12-0080, 2013 W. Va. LEXIS 691 (June 13, 2013) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ] issued an important opinion for title practitioners clarifying the meaning...