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HTMLMine Operators Face Conundrum over MSHA’s RFI on Diesel Exhaust
Tressi L. Cordaro; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2016, previously published on July 5, 2016
The mining industry faces a conundrum over the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s Request for Information (RFI) for industry data and experiences accumulated by underground mine operators over the past 15 years. MSHA’s diesel particulate matter (DPM) rules require operators to...


HTMLMine Agency Focuses Attention on Workplace Exams, Diesel Exhaust Exposure
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 4, 2016, previously published on June 20, 2016
The Mine Safety and Health Administration has rolled out two initiatives: a proposed rule increasing requirements for workplace examinations that, MSHA says, is aimed at curbing injuries, illnesses, and fatalities among Metal/Non-Metal (M/NM) miners, and a Request For Information (RFI) on...


HTMLMine Safety Agency Rolls Out New Fatality Prevention Initiative
Donna Vetrano Pryor; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 14, 2016, previously published on June 1, 2016
Noting that 2015 was the safest year ever in the U.S. mining industry, the Mine Safety and Health Administration nonetheless has rolled out a new safety initiative, Rules to Live By (RTLB) IV.


HTMLMine Accident Investigation Facts Not Subject to Attorney Privileges, ALJ Rules
Avidan Meyerstein; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 7, 2016, previously published on May 18, 2016
According to at least one administrative law judge, neither the work product privilege nor the attorney-client privilege allows an Arizona metal producer and its contractor to withhold factual information gathered during the companies’ investigation of a fatal mine accident from their...


HTMLThe Intersection between the Precious Metals Marking Act and the Trademarks Act in Canada: Marking of Precious Metal Articles
R. Nelson Godfrey; Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh;
Legal Alert/Article
June 7, 2016, previously published by IP Update - Canada
Dealers in jewellery and other articles made from precious metals commonly use standardized indications of quality, called “quality marks” in some countries and “hallmarks” in others, to readily indicate to consumers and regulators that the article is a precious metal...


HTMLBC's Auditor General Report on Mining Sector
Sean Jones; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 2, 2016, previously published on May 9, 2016
On May 3, 2016, BC's Auditor General released An Audit of Compliance and Enforcement of the Mining Sector (the "Audit"). The Audit examined if the Ministry of Energy and Mines ("MEM") and the Ministry of Environment ("MoE") were adequately protecting British Columbia...


HTMLShale Energy Continues Steady Growth in Ohio
Beth I. Gillin; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
May 16, 2016, previously published on March 7, 2016
Good news for the shale industry in Ohio.


HTMLSteelworkers Reverse Course and Withdraw Request for Import Relief on Aluminum
Mark D. Herlach, Allison E. Speaker; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 27, 2016, previously published on April 25, 2016
In an unusual change of course, the United Steelworkers Union (USW) has now withdrawn the Section 201 petition it filed just last week to request temporary relief against imports of primary unwrought aluminum. According to various sources, the USW petition faced opposition from the U.S. and...


HTML‘Attended’ Does Not Require Being Inside Drill Cab, Mining Commission Affirms
Avidan Meyerstein; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 19, 2016, previously published on April 5, 2016
A drill operator need not to be inside the cab of his drill at all times to comply with a mine safety standard stating that drills in operation “shall be attended at all times,” the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission has ruled, upholding a judge’s ruling vacating...


HTMLChevron Corp v. Yaiguaje: SCC Decision Highlights Increased Litigation Risk for Canadian Companies for Misdeeds of their Foreign Affiliates
Neil Finkelstein, Brandon Kain, Marc-André Russell, Dharshini Sinnadurai, Shea T. Small; McCarthy Tetrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2015, previously published on September 9, 2015
The Supreme Court of Canada’s most recent decision in Chevron Corp. v. Yaiguaje has significantly increased the litigation risk for companies with assets in Canada from plaintiffs seeking to enforce foreign judgments obtained against the foreign affiliates of such companies. The SCC decision...


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