D.C. Federal Court Rules in Favor of Scotts Valley Pomo in Indian Lands Dispute with Interior, Remands to Agency

Here are the materials in Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians v. Dept. of the Interior (D.D.C.):

48 Scotts Valley MSJ

54-1 US Cross Motion

56 Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation Amicus Brief

58 Scotts Valley Reply

59 US Reply

64 Memorandum Opinion

Complaint posted here.

Quechan Tribe and Rosette Firm Largely Prevail against Williams & Cochrane Firm

First, we want to express our deepest sympathy to the family and colleagues of Rob Rosette, who recently walked on far too young. Rob’s impact on Indian country and the practice of Indian law cannot be understated. He was a true giant in the field. Over the years, Rob and his firm hired many of our alums from Michigan State’s Indigenous Law and Policy Center, and for that we are grateful. He will be missed.

Here are the newest materials in Williams & Cochrane LLP v. Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Reservation (S.D. Cal.):

322-1 Rosette MSJ

328-1 W&C MSJ against Rosette

329-1 Quechan MSJ

330-1 W&C MSJ against Quechan

343 Rosette Response to 328

347 Quechan Response to 330

348 W&C Response to 322

349 W&C Response to 329

350 Rosette Reply in Support of 322

352 W&C Reply in Support of 328

353 Quechan Reply in Support of 329

354 W&C Reply in Support of 330

375 DCT Order on Summary Judgment Motions

Prior post here.

Interior, Mashpee Wampanoag, and Casino Opponents File Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment

Here are the materials (so far) in Littlefield v. Dept. of the Interior (D. Mass.):

Prior post here.

Michigan Federal Court Dismisses Sault Tribe Casinos’ Effort to Block State Court Contract Claims Initiated by Casino Development Corp.

Here are the materials in Kewadin Casinos Gaming Authority v. Draganchuk (W.D. Mich.):

After an ugly loss like this (it’s never good when the judge says you “blatantly misstate[d]” the law), maybe it’s time for a Fat Bastard burger from the Wicked Sister in the Sault. (It’s an unsolicited, unpaid ad — I just love this description. . . .)

Prior post here.

Materials on Kewadin’s failed effort to remove the state court claims to federal court here.

Law360 piece on state court sanctions issued against the tribe.

Opening D.C. Circuit Briefs in Seminole Compact Case

Here are the opening briefs in West Flagler Associates Ltd. v. Haaland:

Lower court materials here.

Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Contract Claims against Battle Mountain Band

Here are the materials in Platform 10 LLC v. Battle Mountain Band of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada:

Unpublished Opinion

[no other briefs filed]

Lower court materials here.

California Federal Court Rebuffs Coyote Valley Effort to Stop State Court Contract Dispute

Here are the updated materials in Coyote Band of Pomo Indians v. Findleton (N.D. Cal.):

Prior post here.

Tenth Circuit Dismisses Appeal and Awards Attorney Fees to Iowa Tribe

Here are the materials in Monster Tech. Group v. Eller:

Merits briefs here.

Lower court materials here.