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Acquitted Newmont mining executive files defamation suit against New York Times
US mining executive Richard Ness , the regional chief executive of Denver-based Newmont Mining Corporation [corporate website; JURIST news archive], filed a civil lawsuit against the New York Times (NYT) in Indonesia Wednesday. Last month Ness and (More)
Indonesia prosecutors appeal Newmont Mining pollution acquittal
Indonesian prosecutors registered their appeal Monday against the acquittal [verdict transcript, PDF; JURIST report] of American Richard Ness , the regional chief executive of Denver-based Newmont Mining Corporation [corporate website; JURIST news a (More)
Indonesia court acquits Newmont Mining of pollution charges
An Indonesian court Tuesday acquitted American Richard Ness , the regional chief executive of Denver-based Newmont Mining Corporation [corporate website; JURIST news archive], and Newmont's local subsidiary of criminal pollution charges . Ness a (More)
Indonesia seeks jail term for Newmont executive in criminal pollution trial
Indonesian prosecutors requested a three-year prison term Friday for American Richard Ness , the regional chief executive of Denver-based Newmont Mining Corporation [corporate website; JURIST news archive], an American gold-mining company with a sub (More)
Newmont Mining executive testifies in Indonesia criminal pollution trial
The regional chief executive of Newmont Mining Corporation , an American gold-mining company with a subsidiary in Indonesia, testified Friday in his criminal pollution trial. Richard Ness , who is accused of placing arsenic and mercury into the wat (More)
Indonesia threatens second US mining company with lawsuit
Indonesia has threatened legal action against US mining company Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold 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 (More)
Newmont Mining settles Indonesia civil lawsuit for $30 million
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 Indon (More)
Environmental brief ~ Maine adopts 'California' emissions standards for new vehicles
Leading Friday's environmental law news, the Maine Board of Environmental Protection has approved regulations that set "California" emissions standards for new cars and trucks sold in Maine beginning in 2009. Maine becomes the sixth (More)
Indonesian court dismisses civil suit against US mining company
The South Jakarta District Court Tuesday dropped a case brought by the Indonesian Ministry of Environment against the Newmont Mining Corporation [corporate website; JURIST news archive], the Indonesian subsidiary of a Denver-based company, saying t (More)
Environmental brief ~ Hawaii DOT to pay $52M for water pollution
In Friday's environmental law news, the US Environmental Protection Agency and Hawaii Department of Health have settled a case against the Hawaii Department of Transportation (DOT) for violations of the federal Clean Water Act at highways a (More)