Court Cases

Commentary: Fulfilling CSR goals without violating anti-corruption laws 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-22
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is increasingly important to successful business operations. Yet CSR initiatives are often developed without attention to possible liability under anti-corruption laws. 

Commentary: Finding the hidden silver: Asset tracing and recovery in mining disputes 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-15
The eponymous hero of Joseph Conrad’s novel Nostromo is an "incorruptible" Italian entrusted by the English owner of a silver mine with safeguarding its riches. The setting is the fictional South American country of Costaguana, where all...

Kaizen to buy Pinaya in Peru 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-08
Kaizen Discovery

Editorial: Lonmin condemned in Marikana commission findings 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-01
The long-awaited report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the Marikana mine massacre in Marikana, South Africa, has been released, and there’s plenty of finger pointing to go around.

Editorial: Renewed focus on mine safety in Ontario 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-05-13
A newly released coroner jury’s verdict and recommendations stemming from the two-week inquest into the deaths of two miners at Vale’s underground Stobie nickel mine in Sudbury, Ont., in 2011 has met with wide approval from all...

Commentary: The shifting liability landscape for Canadian miners abroad 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-04-29
Two recent lawsuits brought in B.C. by foreign plaintiffs against two Canadian mining companies for alleged human rights abuses abroad have raised the stakes for mining projects in foreign jurisdictions.

Editorial: Mount Polley's feet of clay 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-02-04
The eagerly anticipated final report by the Mount Polley Independent Expert Engineering and Review Panel on the cause of the Aug. 4, 2014, failure of the tailings dam at Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley copper-gold mine in B.C. was delivered...

Update: Mongolia convicts SouthGobi trio of tax evasion 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-02-04
Three former employees of SouthGobi Resources (TSX: SGQ) including a U.S. citizen are slated to spend the next five years behind bars after a Mongolian court found them guilty of tax evasion.

Commentary: The Peel watershed decision's broader implications 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-01-21
This past December, the Yukon Supreme Court handed down an important aboriginal law ruling that has implications for future mining operations in the Yukon. In The First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun v. Yukon (Government of), 2014 YKSC 69, Yukon...

Rio Tinto's legal battle with Quebec Innu intensifies 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-01-14
VANCOUVER — Mega-miner Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO; LSE: RIO) is staring down the barrel of a potentially costly legal battle with a pair of First Nation groups whose traditional Nitassinan territory covers a large part of northeastern Quebec...

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