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Pacific Booker Minerals Inc. files Response to Rescan Civil Claim and
files Counterclaim seeking damages for professional negligence and breach of
Vancouver BC, September 27, 2010: The Company announces that it has filed
its Response to the Notice of Civil Claim served by the Plaintiff, Rescan
Environmental Services Ltd. (Rescan) on August 24, 2010. The claim stemmed from
Rescan’s demand for payment of $191,997.54 in outstanding invoices on the
Morrison Copper/Gold Project, which the Company disputes.
On May 12, 2006, the Company entered into a contract with Rescan to provide
professional services and prepare an Application for an Environmental Assessment
Certificate (the Application). The Application was submitted to the British
Columbia Environmental Assessment Office (BCEAO) on September 29, 2009 and was
subsequently rejected as it contained a number of significant deficiencies. The
Company prepared an Addendum to the Application which was submitted to the BCEAO
on May 27, 2010 and subsequently accepted for Review on July 12, 2010.
The Company also filed a Counterclaim against Rescan seeking damages for
professional negligence and breach of contract. The Company claims:
- Rescan breached the terms of the Consulting Services Agreement,
- Rescan breached the duty of care it owed to the Company,
- Rescan made misrepresentations regarding the Project Budget and
- As a result of the breach of contract, the breach of the duty of care
and the misrepresentations of Rescan, the Company suffered damages, and
- PBM is entitled to the Project Documents pursuant to the Agreement.
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On Behalf of the Board of Directors
Erik Tornquist, Director