SG Urges High Court To Skip Philippines Mining Case

Law360, New York (August 31, 2010, 4:27 PM EDT) -- At the U.S. Supreme Court's request, the solicitor general has weighed in on a mining pollution suit an island province in the Philippines filed against a mining company absorbed by Barrick Gold Corp. that grapples with complex jurisdictional questions, contending that there is little reason for the high court to take up the case.

In a filing Monday, acting Solicitor General Neal Kumar Katyal said the case does not present any questions that warrant the Supreme Court's review and that the U.S. Court of Appeals for...
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