High Court Nixes DOI Appeal Of Anadarko Royalty Win

Law360, New York (October 5, 2009, 6:37 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court rebuffed the Department of the Interior's request to take up a case over royalties on offshore oil and natural gas leases on Monday, declining to hear a challenge to an appeals court's ruling in favor of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. that the government warned could cost the U.S. at least $19 billion.

The government filed its petition for certiorari in July, arguing that the nation's highest court should agree to hear the case so it could weigh in on the "proper interpretation of...
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