Indian Tribe Fails To Block Nev. Mine Expansion

Law360, New York (June 21, 2010, 6:04 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has mostly affirmed a victory for the U.S. Department of the Interior in an Indian tribe's suit seeking to block the expansion of a mineral exploration project in Nevada.

A three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Friday upheld a district court's grant of summary judgment against the plaintiff Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone of Nevada and in favor of the DOI, the Bureau of Land Management, a mining company and several related individuals.

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