Interior’s Acquisition of Wyandotte Nation Trust Land Affirmed

Here are the materials in State of Kansas v. Dept. of the Interior (D. Kan.):

35 Interior Motion to Strike

34 Plaintiffs Motion

40 Interior Brief

36 Response to 35

42 DCT Order

41 Reply

Prior post here.

Catawba Nation Prevails against Cherokee Nations in Trust Land Matter

Here is the opinion in Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians v. Dept. of the Interior (D.D.C.):

77 DCT Order

Briefs here.

D.C. Circuit Affirms Stand Up for California! v. Dept. of Interior [Wilton Rancheria]

Here is the opinion.

An excerpt:

This appeal comes after a seven year effort by the Department of the Interior (“Department”) to acquire land in trust on behalf of the Wilton Rancheria (“Wilton” or “Tribe”) to build a casino. After the Department finalized the acquisition of a parcel of land in Elk Grove, California, Stand Up for California! (“Stand Up”), Patty Johnson, Joe Teixeira, and Lynn Wheat (collectively “Appellants”) sued the Department. They brought a litany of claims, including claims that the Department (1) impermissibly delegated the authority to make a final agency action to acquire the land to an official who could not wield this authority, (2) was barred from acquiring land in trust on behalf of Wilton’s members, and (3) failed to adhere to its National Environmental Protection Act obligations when it selected the Elk Grove location. Appellants and the Department cross moved for summary judgment, and the District Court granted the Department’s motions on all counts. For the reasons set forth below, we affirm the District Court.

Briefs here.

Mohawk Gaming Loses Pandemic Business Interruption Claim against Insurance Company

Here are the materials in Mohawk Gaming Enterprises LLC v. Affiliated FM Insurance Co. (N.D. N.Y.):

18-1 Mohawk MSJ

19-1 Affiliated Response

23 Mohawk Reply

27 Affiliated Reply

32 DCT Order

The complaint is here.

California Tribes With IGRA Good Faith Negotiation Suit against State

Here are the materials in Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California v. State of California (E.D. Cal.):

25 Second Amended Complaint

35-1 Tribe Motion for Summary Judgment

38-1 State Motion for Summary Judgment

41 Tribe Opposition

42 State Opposition

43 State Reply

44 Tribe Reply

77 DCT Order

Prior post here.

Federal Court Dismisses Gaming Developer’s Contract Breach Claim Arising from Failed Lansing Casino Proposal

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

21 Reply

32 DCT Order re Subject Matter Jurisdiction

34 JLLJ Brief re Subject Matter Jurisdiction

35 Kewadin Casinos Brief re Subject Matter Jurisdiction

39 DCT Order

Prior post with earlier briefs here.

Federal Court Dismisses Remaining Comanche Claims against US over Chickasaw Casino

Here are the materials in Comanche Nation of Oklahoma v. de la Vega [formerly Zinke, then Bernhardt, and now should be Haaland] (W.D. Okla.):

106-1 Second Amended Complaint

113 Motion to Dismiss

120 Response

123 Reply

124 DCT Order

Prior posts here, here, and here.

Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment Motions in Native Village of Eklutna Bingo Case

Here are the briefs in Native Village of Eklutna v. Dept. of Interior (D.D.C.):

51-1 Eklutna Motion for Summary J

54 Federal Opposition

58 Alaska Response

61 Reply

Complaint posted here.