Fed. Circ. Kills La. Firms' Claim To Public Land Mineral Rights

Law360, New York (October 15, 2012, 5:58 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Monday affirmed the dismissal of a suit accusing the federal government of wrongfully taking landholding companies' rights to oil and gas exploration on public land, citing a 2011 U.S. Supreme Court ruling it said clarifies that the Court of Federal Claims shouldn't have taken the case.

The appeals court found that the Court of Federal Claims correctly dismissed the case based on the 2011 Supreme Court decision in U.S. v. Tohono O'odham Nation, which held that the Court of Federal Claims is...
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