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Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (MLA)

Hoyl v. Babbitt

The court upholds a district court's order affirming the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM's) denial of plaintiff-appellant's request for a coal lease suspension pursuant to §39 of the Mineral Leasing Act. The court first holds that the...

James Barlow Family Ltd. Partnership v. David M. Munson, Inc.

The court holds that the owners of royalty interests in federal oil and gas leases are not entitled to royalty payments from their lessee. During ongoing title disputes over mineral patent rights between the federal government and...