Category Archives: economic development

Federal Court Rejects Motions to Dismiss New York Suit against Native Wholesale Supply & Grand River Enterprises Six Nations

Here are the materials in State of New York v. Grand River Enterprises Six Nations LTD (W.D. N.Y.): 76 Second Amended Complaint 79-3 Native Wholesale Supply MTD 81-1 Grand River Enterprises Six Nations MTD 84 NY Response to 81-1 [Stay … Continue reading

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Swinomish Indian Tribal Community v. Army Corps of Engineers Materials (so far)

Here: 1 Complaint 15 Answer 19 Taylor Shellfish Motion to Intervene 24 DCT Order Granting Intervention

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King Mountain Tobacco v. US Cert Petition

Here: cert petition Questions presented: 1. Whether the Ninth Circuit erred in holding that the Yakama Treaty must include  express exemptive language” to create an exemption from a federal tax or fee.  2. Whether the Ninth Circuit erred in holding that the federal tobacco … Continue reading

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Fourth Circuit Briefs in Williams v. Big Picture Loans

Here: appellant brief williams appellee brief center for responsible lending amicus brief conference of tribal lending commissioners amicus brief ncai amicus brief Lower court materials here.

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Federal Court Dismisses Contract Claim against Alaska Tribe

Here are the materials in Alaska Logistics LLC v. Newtok Village Council (D. Alaska): 1 complaint 6 answer and counterclaims 19 tribe motion to dismiss 25 answer to counterclaims and counterclaims to counterclaims 28 motion to strike 29 opposition to … Continue reading

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St. Regis Mohawk v. Mylan Pharma Cert Petition

Here: cert-petition-1.pdf Question presented: Whether inter partes review before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board is the type of proceeding in which tribal sovereign immunity may be asserted. Lower court materials here

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Connecticut Court Holds Tribal Business is Immune from State Dept. of Banking Authority

Here are the materials in Great Plains Lending LLC v. State of Connecticut Dept. of Banking (Conn. Super.): Appeal Amended Complaint Department’s Motion to Dismiss Great Plains Objection to MTD Superior Ct Order Denying Motion to Dismiss Great Plains Brief … Continue reading

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Wiring the Rez 2019 Conference @ ASU LAw

Event Info: Wiring the Rez:  Innovative Strategies for Business Development Via E-Commerce CLE Conference The 5th Annual Tribal Government E-Commerce Conference Jan. 31 – Feb. 1, 2019 / Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino / Chandler, AZ The goal of … Continue reading

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Student Scholarship on the Allergan/Mohawk Case

Seth W. R. Brickey has published “Rent-A-Tribe: Using Tribal Immunity to Shield Patents from Administrative Review” in the Washington Law Review. Here is the abstract:  In 2017, Allergan Pharmaceuticals entered into an agreement with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT). Allergan … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Transcript in Cougar Den Case

Here. Briefs and other materials here.

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