VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tresoro Mining Corp. (the "Company" or "Tresoro") (TSOR-OTCQB, AN4-Frankfurt) reports that on November 30, 2012, it filed a Response to Civil Claim (the "Response") in response to the civil claim of Mercer Gold Corp ("Mercer BC") filed in BC Supreme Court November 19, 2012.
The Response states, in part, that "The present Notice of Civil Claim is an attempt by [Rahim] Jivraj and the Plaintiff [Mercer BC] to evade the Order of Mr. Justice Greyell, to evade the arbitration provisions of the Option Agreement, and to evade their obligation to pay arbitration fees." "The Notice of Claim is an abuse of the process of the court by the Plaintiff [Mercer BC] and [Rahim] Jivraj personally."
The Response seeks orders that the Notice of Civil Claim is an abuse of process of the court, and that special costs be awarded against Mercer BC and Rahim Jivraj. It also seeks interim and permanent injunctions restraining Mercer BC and Rahim Jivraj from commencing actions in the name of Mercer BC, or in the name of Rahim Jivraj, based in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, on the Option Agreement, or any matters alleged in the actions described in the Response.
As previously reported, on August 6, 2012, the Company commenced an action against Mr. Jivraj and Mercer BC in US Federal Court under Civil Action number C12-1325 MJP. The Complaint against Mr. Jivraj and Mercer BC includes Federal Securities Fraud, Controlling Person Liability, Defamation, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, and Tortious Breach of Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing. The claim is for compensatory damages, which claim may exceed US $43 million, presumed defamation damages and punitive damages, and return of the ten million shares of the Company's stock held by Mr. Jivraj and his nominees, as well as legal fees and costs.
About Tresoro Mining Corp.
Tresoro Mining Corp. is a mineral exploration company. The Company's primary project is to develop the Guayabales Gold Project located in the Marmato Gold District, in Caldas, Colombia. The Project is a bulk-tonnage, gold-silver target that is amenable to open pit mining as well as higher-grade gold-silver mineralization that can be drawn out with selective underground mining techniques. Historically Colombia has been one of the largest gold producers in the world and the Colombian mining industry remains one of the most dynamic and promising sectors of the Colombian economy.
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The Company is an "OTC Reporting Issuer" under BC Instrument 51-509, Issuers Quoted in the U.S. Over-the-Counter Markets, promulgated by the British Columbia Securities Commission. Accordingly, certain disclosure in this news release or other disclosure provided by the Company has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of securities laws in effect in Canada, which differ from the requirements of United States securities laws. In Canada, an issuer is required to provide technical information with respect to mineralization, including reserves and resources, if any, on its mineral exploration properties in accordance with Canadian requirements, which differ significantly from the requirements of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") applicable to registration statements and reports filed by United States companies pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. As such, information contained in this news release or other disclosure provided by the Company concerning descriptions of mineralization under Canadian standards may not be comparable to similar information made public by United States companies subject to the reporting and disclosure requirements of the SEC. This news release or other disclosure provided by the Company may use the terms "measured mineral resources", "indicated mineral resources" and "inferred mineral resources". While these terms are recognized and required by Canadian regulations (under National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects), the SEC does not recognize them. United States investors are cautioned not to assume that any part or all of the mineral deposits in these categories will ever be converted to reserves. In addition, "inferred resources" have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence and economic and legal feasibility. It cannot be assumed that all or any part of an inferred mineral resource will ever be upgraded to a higher category. Under Canadian securities legislation, estimates of inferred mineral resources may not form the basis of feasibility or pre-feasibility studies, or economic studies, except in rare cases. U.S. investors are cautioned not to assume that part or all of an inferred resource exists, or is economically or legally mineable.
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SOURCE Tresoro Mining Corp.