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Published: Wednesday, Sept. 5 2012 6:09 p.m. MDT

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Bearone
Monroe, UT

I don't have a dog in this fight one way or another----however I think the court erred on this one.

If the companies were notified on the same day that the internal memo was sent, then yes the court got it right.

They were not aware of the memo until they received official notification several days later from the local official The appeal time clock should have started when they were notified.

My2Cents
Taylorsville, UT

Wrong, like all laws ignorance is not and excuse and its apparent that pretending ignorance and is very common in environmental destruction. Like all laws and rules of land grabs it is up to the persons involved to read them and be aware of them and understand them. The BLM is disobeying theses land auctions so with that established the auction was null and void from the minuet they broke the law.

Those involved in the exposed land grab new they broke the law the day the auction ended so they have no excuse or right to any bid or auction sale that happens and payment is not paid. In fact all these bidders should be getting find and put in jail for violating the rules of the auction and federal regulations by not having payment available on day of sale.

No, the judge was not wrong and there was no need for notice to bidders, the whole scam got exposed as a criminal event involving all participants in bidding and selling the leases. The event just got one man prosecuted for the same crime all these bidders committing the same crime, no money to pay the feds.

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