9th Circ. Returns Philippines Mine Suit To State Court

Law360, New York (September 30, 2009, 2:02 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has sent a mining pollution suit brought by citizens of an island in the Philippines against a company absorbed by Barrick Gold Corp. back to state court in Nevada following years of jurisdictional disputes between the parties.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed and remanded a decision Tuesday from the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada that had held that a lawsuit filed by the Provincial Government of Marinduque against Placer Dome Corp. raised questions about...
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