Monday, May 20, 2019

Murray v. BEJ Minerals (9th Cir. - May 20, 2019)

I discussed last year the Ninth Circuit's opinion about whether dinosaur fossils are "minerals" under relevant legal principles.  The Ninth Circuit took the case en banc, and today, it decides to let the Montana Supreme Court resolve the issue.

The fossils have been there for a while.  Resolving their ownership will take a little bit longer than anticipated.