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Mountain-West tries for piece of Barrick's Pascua Lama

2011-01-17 14:10 ET - Street Wire

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If Barrick Gold Corp. thought it had heard the last of Jorge Lopehandia in 2003 when it won a libel lawsuit against him, or in 2004, when on appeal it had the award raised to $125,000 from $15,000, it was wrong. Although the timing is unclear, at some point Mr. Lopehandia became involved in another man's lawsuit against Barrick. This lawsuit disputes ownership of Barrick's Pascua Lama property which lies on the border of Chile and Argentina. Mr. Lopehandia is not the claimant, but the appeal judgment of the libel suit is of some assistance in clarifying his relationship.

It reads: "In January, 2001, Barrick received a letter from Mr. Lopehandia claiming that he and three other individuals (including Villar) were the beneficial owners of the Amarillo Claims and that the Pascua Lama project had been fraudulently obtained by Barrick." The same Mr. Villar filed his property lawsuit in 2001, and he, according to an Internet poster named Jorge R. Lopehandia, is Mr. Lopehandia's employee.

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If this getnleman had a strong case, he must have had bad lawyers in the beginning or a unlucky break. Barrick has a multi-billion deposit in Pascua Laama. They need to win this one.

Posted by Conspiracy Theory at 2011-01-17 14:31

Just like on Dead Wood, there always seems to be a wealthy Mr. Hearst muscling his way onto other peoples' claims with henchman in tow to do the dirty work.

Posted by E. B. Farnum at 2011-01-17 14:33

One thing in common with most these cases is the poor property vendors get steamrolled by wealthy mining companies and have no recourse but to vent their stories in public forums. The mining companies then crush them is a series of vicious lawsuits based of false and misleading claims of "defamation". Of course, the legal system just about always favors big spenders in their own self serving "profession". The little guy doesn't have a chance. The mining industry is one of the most corrupt I have ever seen in taking possession of other peoples' property. Imagine if real estate worked this way.....

Posted by little guy with no money at 2011-01-17 15:16

If most real estate transactions were done through penny stock companies they would be screwed up just as much!

Posted by paper bandits at 2011-01-17 15:24

"Mr. Johnson says he has not heard such a strong ovation since investors clapped for John Felderhof at the PDAC (Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada) convention some years ago."

That would be John Felderhof of Bre-X Minerals, right (who was ably represented by Joseph Groia)? The same Bre-X which had a market cap of $6 billion, yet was worthless within weeks in 1997?

John Felderhof appeared at the PDAC convention in Toronto last year. I don't think that he got a strong ovation then.

Last Updated: Friday, March 12, 2010 | 05:18 PM EST

National Post

...But Mr. Felderhof, in an exclusive interview with the National Post...

...“I was fooled. I believed the whole thing to be true. It looked real. The results were real. I used every top expert in the world. I am still trying to figure it out,” Mr. Felderhof told the Post during the interview, which took place at a Toronto law office without his lawyer present. The tampering, he said, was executed expertly. “It was so consistent. It was not just in one direction. It escaped the computer modeling.” But the exhaustive if somewhat dry judicial pronouncement by Judge Hyrn, which Mr. Felderhof suggested must be read to have an “intelligent conversation” about Bre-X, has not exonerated him in the minds of his former mining colleagues.

“This is not a legal argument,” said Mr. Baird, the president of PDAC, who indicated he had not read Judge Hryn’s ruling. “This guy should have known what went on.”

That view was echoed by Jean Vavrek, executive director of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum. “People have a tough time accepting the judge’s ruling,” Mr. Vavrek said, adding he had not read it either. “It is hard to believe he didn’t know.”...

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/fp/story/2010/03/12/2675139.html#ixzz1BKK2COmv

Posted by halcrow at 2011-01-17 15:42

What's the point of prospecting in foreign mud countries if you need a local partner or representation to file land claims? Unless you can raise enough money yourself to develop a property you're forced to either sell out or JV with a larger mining company who circumvent you by dealing directly with the locals who have a penchant for forgery and fraud. To these mining scumbags small time prospectors are nothing but useful idiots who do all the grunt work in delivering new projects for free, less local bribery fees.

Posted by premeditated circumvention at 2011-01-17 17:58

Anyone who fraudulently uses the Court to impose wrongful judgments against another party should be sent to prison and sued for significant damages.

Posted by Legal Bullying at 2011-01-17 21:05

Round the wagons, the war has begun and I am thinking this guy has the right team to get this done

Posted by a guy from the wild west at 2011-01-17 21:07

A case of the legal system being bought and paid for once again??????

Posted by juice at 2011-01-17 22:44

"guy from the wild west" You better sell everything and invest if you really believe what your mouth said.

Posted by Nonbeliever at 2011-01-17 22:46

As read, from ABX yahoo ISA finance Boards...

I Jorge R. Lopehandia, have reviewed the posting below, rendering it, as factual and accurate.

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

ABX must produce title to 2010 alleged VICTORY in Chile 20-Jan-11 02:40 pm The liars are hooped..

Those titles are in the name of JORGE R. LOPEHANDIA

ABX claimed VICTORY 2010 that VILLAR appealed... is actually an ABX 2010 DEFEAT

The 2010 court decision, leaves the properties that Barrick claims VICTORY in mr. Lopehandia's hands 2011 since 2001 via injunction C-1912-2001 that Barrick et al can not DEFEAT AT LAW.

Twisted lies DEMAND open PUBLIC CHALLENGE to ABX to produce title to its name at 2011 over the areas claimed as LEGAL VICTORY 2010.

The writer has seen the titles 2010 and they are in the name of JORGE LOPEHANDIA for the C-1912-2001 decision 2010

Barrick is dead wrong or lies are flowing out of their sorry mouths... PROVE IT twisted ABX prove that ABX has title to 2010 claimed VICTORY areas... check mate u crooks!!!!

Long live the legal truth of record that shall set free the owners of Mina Pascua from ABX's crooked legal-financial claws.

Barrick opened its own GRAVEYARD with this 2010 LEGAL VICTORY MISREPRESENTATION "based on Villar's appeal".... what a twisted bunch of crooks! you have opened the PANDORA BOX BARRICK

where are the 2011 titles to Barrick's name or its subsidiaries 2011 clean eh?

want to claim 2010 LEGAL CHILE VICTORY BARRICK? then show the darn titles to your name or exit the Exchanges forever! AMEN!

Posted by Jorge R. Lopehandia at 2011-01-20 16:02

As read, from ABX yahoo ISA finance Boards...

I Jorge R. Lopehandia, have reviewed the posting below, rendering it, as factual and accurate.

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

ABX must produce title to 2010 alleged VICTORY in Chile 20-Jan-11 02:40 pm The liars are hooped..

Those titles are in the name of JORGE R. LOPEHANDIA

ABX claimed VICTORY 2010 that VILLAR appealed... is actually an ABX 2010 DEFEAT

The 2010 court decision, leaves the properties that Barrick claims VICTORY in mr. Lopehandia's hands 2011 since 2001 via injunction C-1912-2001 that Barrick et al can not DEFEAT AT LAW.

Twisted lies DEMAND open PUBLIC CHALLENGE to ABX to produce title to its name at 2011 over the areas claimed as LEGAL VICTORY 2010.

The writer has seen the titles 2010 and they are in the name of JORGE LOPEHANDIA for the C-1912-2001 decision 2010

Barrick is dead wrong or lies are flowing out of their sorry mouths... PROVE IT twisted ABX prove that ABX has title to 2010 claimed VICTORY areas... check mate u crooks!!!!

Long live the legal truth of record that shall set free the owners of Mina Pascua from ABX's crooked legal-financial claws.

Barrick opened its own GRAVEYARD with this 2010 LEGAL VICTORY MISREPRESENTATION "based on Villar's appeal".... what a twisted bunch of crooks! you have opened the PANDORA BOX BARRICK

where are the 2011 titles to Barrick's name or its subsidiaries 2011 clean eh?

want to claim 2010 LEGAL CHILE VICTORY BARRICK? then show the darn titles to your name or exit the Exchanges forever! AMEN!

Posted by Jorge R. Lopehandia at 2011-01-20 16:04

LOL LOL LOL It is amazing that Lopehandia is still finding suckers to listen to his fabrications. I was in a group YEARS ago where a good guy was handing money to Lopendia. We had an associate go to Chile to check Villar and the lawyers there, and found not one single fact could be confirmed.

Mountain West president is being played for a sucker like all the gullible greedy fools who have gone before that have been fleeced.

Posted by Truth serum at 2011-01-24 17:09

Truth serum,

What company were you part of? How did you meet Lopehandia? I have met him and he seems very honest and truthful.I think he has a case but what do I know.

Posted by gold dude at 2011-01-25 23:49

Newmont and Barrick is paying public company, Bullion Monarch Mining, since 2008 a Royalty Interest at the Nevada Carlin Trend which directly connects Nevada fraud to the Pascua Lama property. The total Royalty is about $10 Million already and the Bullion Monarch attorneys (Kirton & McConkie and their Reno associates) are on a contingency basis! This means Bullion is controlled by corrupt lawyers, like Barrick's Patrick Garver. Kirton & McConkie is directly associated to Patrick Garver (1993-2010 Barrick Corporate attorney) who just resigned based on Fraud on the Court both in Nevada and Chile.

Recent Wyoming Federal Complaints have been filed by Mountain-West Provo, Utah attorneys and an associate to Jorge Lopehandia (who wired $10,000 to Chile in 2002 defending his claim to title) with the absolute support by Dr. H. Clyde Davis PhD, geologist for the Mormon Church since 1966. Dr. Davis worked through S. David Colton, corporate attorney for Phelps Dodge Corporation back in 2002 to protect Lopehandia's claim to title with great success in causing delays.

Posted by Steve Davis at 2011-01-26 08:51


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