US Appeal Over Tribe's Mining Lease Gets Cert

Law360, New York (October 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari on Wednesday to the federal government's appeal of a ruling that could leave it liable for $600 million in damages to the Navajo Nation, agreeing to once again weigh in on a mining lease dispute.

The federal government is appealing the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit's September 2007 finding that the Navajo Nation did have a cognizable money-mandating claim against the United States for breach of trust. The Navajo Nation has argued that by siding with Peabody...
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