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Legal News
16 May 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi

[JURIST] US mining executive Richard Ness [defense website], the regional chief executive of Denver-based Newmont Mining Corporation [corporate website; JURIST news archive], filed a civil lawsuit [statement] against the New York Times (NYT) [media website] in Indonesia Wednesday. Last month Ness and Newmont were acquitted [JURIST report] by an Indonesian … [read more]


Legal News
7 May 2007
by Jeannie Shawl

[JURIST] Indonesian prosecutors registered their appeal Monday against the acquittal [verdict transcript, PDF; JURIST report] of American Richard Ness [defense website], the regional chief executive of Denver-based Newmont Mining Corporation [corporate website; JURIST news archive], and Newmont's local subsidiary on criminal pollution charges [JURIST report]. An Indonesian court acquitted Ness … [read more]


Legal News
24 Apr 2007
by Jeannie Shawl

[JURIST] An Indonesian court Tuesday acquitted American Richard Ness [defense website], the regional chief executive of Denver-based Newmont Mining Corporation [corporate website; JURIST news archive], and Newmont's local subsidiary of criminal pollution charges [JURIST report]. Ness and Newmont were accused of dumping arsenic and mercury into the waters of Indonesia's … [read more]


Legal News
10 Nov 2006
by Kate Heneroty

[JURIST] Indonesian prosecutors requested a three-year prison term Friday for American Richard Ness [defense website], the regional chief executive of Denver-based Newmont Mining Corporation [corporate website; JURIST news archive], an American gold-mining company with a subsidiary in Indonesia. Ness and Newmont face criminal charges [JURIST report] for allegedly dumping arsenic … [read more]


Legal News
1 Sep 2006
by Jaime Jansen

[JURIST] The regional chief executive of Newmont Mining Corporation [corporate website], an American gold-mining company with a subsidiary in Indonesia, testified Friday in his criminal pollution trial. Richard Ness [defense website], who is accused of placing arsenic and mercury into the waters of Indonesia's Buyat Bay, told the court that … [read more]


Legal News
23 Mar 2006
by David Shucosky

[JURIST] Indonesia has threatened legal action against US mining company Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold [corporate website] if it does not improve environmental conditions near its gold mine in Papua. For the past few days, protestors have called for the government to take action against the mine in order to control … [read more]


Legal News
16 Feb 2006
by David Shucosky

[JURIST] Newmont Mining Corporation [corporate website; JURIST news archive] agreed on Thursday to settle a civil suit brought by Indonesia for $30 million, ending one of two significant legal battles between the two parties. The settlement comes after Indonesia decided it would not appeal the ruling that dismissed [JURIST report] … [read more]


Legal News
2 Dec 2005
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] Leading Friday's environmental law news, the Maine Board of Environmental Protection [official website] has approved regulations [DOC text] that set "California" emissions standards for new cars and trucks sold in Maine beginning in 2009. Maine becomes the sixth state to adopt the standards, designed to reduce pollution linked to … [read more]


Legal News
15 Nov 2005
by Kate Heneroty

[JURIST] The South Jakarta District Court Tuesday dropped a case brought by the Indonesian Ministry of Environment [official website] against the Newmont Mining Corporation [corporate website; JURIST news archive], the Indonesian subsidiary of a Denver-based company, saying the case should be settled through international arbitration or conciliation. The Indonesian government, … [read more]


Legal News
7 Oct 2005
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] In Friday's environmental law news, the US Environmental Protection Agency [official website] and Hawaii Department of Health [official website] have settled [press release] a case against the Hawaii Department of Transportation (DOT) [official website] for violations of the federal Clean Water Act [text] at highways and airports. The DOT … [read more]


Legal News
20 Sep 2005
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] In Tuesday's environmental law news, Judge Richard Webber [official website] of the US District Court of Eastern Missouri has ruled that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) [official website] has failed to review its health standard for lead pollution in the air, and has ordered the agency to do … [read more]


Legal News
20 Sep 2005
by Kate Heneroty

[JURIST] An Indonesian court Tuesday rejected a request to drop a pollution case against US gold mining company Newmont Mining [US corporate website; Indonesian website] and the company's local subsidiary president director Richard Ness. Ness, from Ada, MN, will stand trial on October 7 and faces up to 10 years … [read more]


Legal News
6 Sep 2005
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] In Tuesday's environmental law news, an Indonesian court heard arguments Tuesday on whether it should proceed with a criminal trial of US-based Newmont Mining Corp. [corporate website] for alleged pollution in Buyat Bay. The hearing had been postponed in August when the country's Supreme Court ordered two of the … [read more]


Legal News
5 Aug 2005
by Christopher Tate

[JURIST] The Indonesian government began its criminal pollution case [JURIST report] Friday against Denver-based gold giant Newmont Mining Corp. [official website] and its American regional chief executive Richard Ness. The government claims that studies prove Newmont placed arsenic and mercury into the waters of Buyat Bay [New York Times report], … [read more]


Legal News
2 Aug 2005
by David Shucosky

[JURIST] Indonesia's Supreme Court has replaced two judges in the trial of Newmont Mining Corporation [corporate website] on charges that it polluted Buyat Bay, near its mine [JURIST report]. The high court ruled that the two were not qualified to hear environmental cases. Newmont is confident it will win the … [read more]


Legal News
11 Jul 2005
by David Shucosky

[JURIST] Indonesia filed criminal charges Monday against Richard Ness, the American chief of Newmont Mining Corporation's [corporate website] Indonesian subsidiary, alleging environmental pollution. Indonesia previously filed a $133 million civil suit [JURIST report] against Newmont, which has denied any wrongdoing [press release]. The charges stem from claims that residents near … [read more]


Legal News
7 Jul 2005
by David Shucosky

[JURIST] Indonesia's highest court Thursday rejected a challenge from environmental groups and upheld a law enabling 13 mining companies to operate in protected forests. The Constitutional Court ruled that the law did not violate the 1945 constitution [text] and that the government must honor commitments to the companies [Dow Jones … [read more]


Legal News
24 Mar 2005
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] In Thursday's environmental law brief, a Jakarta Indonesia court has ruled that the travel ban on the six Newmont Mining Co. [company website] executives that has been in place since last October is illegal. Despite the ruling, the executives are still being detained in the country as objects of … [read more]


Legal News
18 Mar 2005
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] In Friday's environmental law news, the Indonesia Supreme Court has ruled that the detention of five Newmont Mining Co. [corporate website] executives last year was legal. The officials had been held in jail without charge for over 30 days last September and October while police investigated complaints against the … [read more]


Legal News
14 Mar 2005
by Tom Henry

[JURIST]In Monday's environmental law news, the UK has announced it will go ahead in late April or early May with its original plan for limiting CO2 output under the European Union's emissions trading scheme in keeping with Kyoto Protocol [text] requirements. The UK had proposed a revised plan that would … [read more]

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