A Dozen Years Later, Navajo Nation and Utilities Settle Suit
August 22, 2011
Partner Sam Buffone's negotiation of the Navajo Nation's settlement with Peabody Energy, Salt River Project, and Southern California Edison is profiled in "A Dozen Years Later, Navajo Nation and Utilities Settle Suit," by Matt Huisman on B.L.T.: The Blog of Legal Times.
Buffone said he was pleased that both parties could resolve their differences.
"It brings an end to what was a complex piece of litigation that required a lot of resources and attention," Buffone said.
"At the time, the Navajo had no authority to lease their mineral resources," Buffone said. "Overall royalties increased dramatically over the last 20 years while the Navajo were getting paid next to nothing."