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.): 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…

Michigan Federal Court Declines to Enjoin State Court Action against Kewadin Casinos [Sault Tribe]

Here are the updated materials in Kewadin Casinos Gaming Authority v. Draganchuk (W.D. Mich.): Prior post here. Law360 reports the state court held the tribe in contempt for failure to respond to discovery requests. Everyone’s got a litigation strategy, I…

Split D.C. Circuit Rules against Sault Tribe in Mandatory Trust Acquisition Appeal [“shall” does not mean “shall”]

Here is the opinion in Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Haaland. Briefs here. For commentary on legal analysis by reading the dictionary, see Joseph Kimball’s work on the Michigan Supreme Court’s use of dictionaries.

Federal Court Denies Habeas Petition of Sault Tribe Member Incarcerated for Violating State Cannabis Law

Here are the materials in MacLeod v. Braman (E.D. Mich.): 1 Habeas Petition 19 DCT Order Denying Motion to Appoint Counsel 20 DCt Order Michigan COA decision: Opinion

Sault Tribe Sues Interior over Failure to Comply with Mandatory Trust Land Acquisition Statute

Here is the complaint in Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Zinke (D.D.C.): 1 Complaint 1-1 Exhibit I 1-2 Exhibit II 1-3 Exhibit III 1-4 Exhibit IV 1-5 Exhibit V 1-6 Exhibit VI Interior denial letter here. Lansing…

W.D. Michigan Dismisses Tribal Tort Claim Against Sault Ste. Marie Tribe

Here are the briefs and order in the matter of Lesperance v. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, 16-cv-00232 (W.D. Mich. April 27, 2017): Doc. 1 – Petition to Vacate Tribal Appellate Court Decision Doc. 6 – Defendant Sault…

Sault Tribe Motion to Dismiss Michigan Gaming Suit

Here are the new materials in the case captioned State of Michigan v. Payment (W.D. Mich.): 2015-03-20 Brief in Support of Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss Amended Complaint 2015-03-20 Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss Amended Complaint 71 Michigan Response to Motion to…