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Judge throws out multi-billion dollar Rio lawsuit against Vale
Friday, November 20, 2015
The mining lawsuit of the century ended with something of a whimper on Friday after a US judge dismissed Rio Tinto's lawsuit against Vale over rights to one of the biggest prizes in mining. read more »
US Congress grants citizens rights to own asteroid-mined riches
Thursday, November 12, 2015
After months of deliberation, the U.S. Congress has unanimously passed a legislation that establishes legal rights for citizens to own resources in outer space, which would ease asteroid mining companies plans. read more »
SME supports Congressional bill to fund mining schools
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) is pleased to offer support to H.R. 3734, the Mining School Enhancement Act. The legislation addresses the absence of a viable pipeline necessary to replenish current faculty vacancies in U.S. mining schools. read more »
Court rules against conflict mineral disclosure law
Thursday, August 20, 2015
The US Court of Appeals ruled that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) cannot compel firms to declare their products rely on raw materials sourced from war-torn parts of Africa. read more »
Arizona Law Announces Creation of Global Mining Law Center
Monday, July 27, 2015
The James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona has established the Global Mining Law Center, an interdisciplinary unit that will educate lawyers on mining issues and miners on legal issues. read more »

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