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|BLM Publishes New Rule for Hydraulic Fracturing; Oil and Gas Groups Bring Challenge|
Stuart R. Butzier; Modrall Sperling;
April 21, 2015, previously published on March 31, 2015On March 26, 2015, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published in the Federal Register its much anticipated new regulatory rule governing hydraulic fracturing (HF) operations conducted on federal and Indian lands. 80 Fed. Reg. 16128-16222 (March 26, 2015). The rule culminates a public process...
|The U.S. Teams Up with the Native Americans Against Pro-Football, Inc.|
Roberta S. Bren; Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.;
February 25, 2015, previously published on January 21, 2015A Notice of Intervention was filed on January 9, 2015 by the Solicitor General to defend the constitutionality of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1052(a).
|Key Takeaways for Foreign Franchisors in India Upon Delhi High Court's Anti-Arbitration Injunction|
Saionton Basu; Duane Morris;
February 18, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015McDonald's has tasted significant success operating under a hybrid-franchise model in India since 1994. A recent spat with its joint venture partner, Vikram Bakshi, has brought to light several issues of which foreign franchisors in India should be aware.
|DOJ Seeks UIGEA Injunction Against California Indian Tribe|
Christopher L. Soriano; Duane Morris LLP;
January 23, 2015, previously published on December 4, 2014In early November 2014, the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, an Indian tribe in California, began offering internet bingo over a website to patrons age 18 and older, regardless of whether they were located on tribal lands. The State of California sued, claiming that the authority to offer online bingo...
|Ontario Court Affirms Crown’s Delegation of Consultation to Proponent under Mining Act|
Stephanie Axmann, Geoff R. Hall; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
September 12, 2014, previously published on September 9, 2014On August 28, 2014, in Wabauskang First Nation v. Minister of Northern Development and Mines (Wabauskang), the Ontario Divisional Court (Court) dismissed a judicial review application brought by Wabauskang First Nation (WFN) against the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (Ministry)...
|Canada Delays Mandatory Disclosure of Resource Payments to First Nations for Two Years: Delay and Provincial Support for Scheme Clears Way for Legislation this Fall|
Graham Erion; Davis LLP;
September 4, 2014, previously published on September 2, 2014Canada’s move towards mandatory reporting of resource payments by mining and oil & gas companies to host governments got a big push recently at a meeting of provincial and territorial resource ministers. First, all provinces and territories endorsed the federal government’s plan to...
|BIA Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule Making Major Changes to the Department of the Interior's Regulations Governing Rights-of-Way across Tribal and Individually Owned Indian Lands.|
Lynn H. Slade; Modrall, Sperling, Roehl, Harris & Sisk, P.A.;
August 5, 2014, previously published on Jul 22, 2014On June 17, 2014, the Department of the Interior ("DOI") issued proposed regulations which would "comprehensively update and streamline the process for obtaining BIA grants of rights-of-way on Indian land," compiled at 25 C.F.R. Part 169. 79 Fed. Reg. 34455, 34455. The proposed...
|The Supreme Court of Canada's Decision in Tsilhqot'in Nation v. British Columbia: Implications for the Application of the Forest Act in BC|
Erin Hunter, Garry E.P. Mancell, Jeff Waatainen; Davis LLP;
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 4, 2014On June 26, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its unanimous decision on Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia (the “Tsilhqot’in Nation Decision”). In its reasons, the Court made a declaration of Aboriginal title over certain lands within the Tsilhqot’in...
|The Supreme Court’s Keewatin Decision: How Will it Affect Canada’s Resource Industries?|
Laura Easton, Heather L. Treacy; Davis LLP;
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014On July 11, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) issued its decision in Grassy Narrows First Nation v Ontario, 2014 SCC 48 (“Keewatin”) and confirmed that Ontario has the exclusive power to “take up” treaty lands located in the Keewatin area of Treaty 3...
|Aboriginal Law Update: The SCC Rules That Ontario Can “Take Up” Land in Treaty 3 Territory Without Canada’s Approval|
Brian P. Dominique, Linda I. Knol; Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP;
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014On July 11, 2014, the SCC unanimously ruled that the Government of Ontario has the authority to ¿take up¿ land in the Keewatin Territory so as to limit First Nations¿ harvesting rights under Treaty 3 without requiring the approval of Canada. The SCC further held that provinces have the authority to...