Sixth Circuit Briefs in Sovereign Lending Case Involving Chippewa Cree Tribe

Here are the briefs in Swiger v. Rosette:

Lower court materials in Swiger v. Rosette (E.D. Mich.):

Ninth Circuit Briefs in Consumer Financial Protection Board v. Great Plains Lending

Here:

Great Plains Lending Opening Brief

CFPB Answer Brief

Great Plains Lending Reply Brief

Reply Brief

Lower court materials here.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Moves against Three Tribal Payday Lenders UPDATED

Here are the materials in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau v. Great Plains Lending LLC, Mobiloans LLC, and Plain Green LLC (C.D. Cal.):

1 CFPB CID Enforcement Petition

2 CFPB 3-19-14 Memo

3 CFPB Declaration

6 CFPB Show Cause Order

UPDATE:

14 Respondents Joint Opposition

22 CFPB Reply

25 Respondents Joint Surreply

28 DCT Order

Montana SCT Reverses Termination of Parental Rights because of ICWA Procedural Violations

Here is the Montana Supreme Court’s ruling in In re K.B.:

Opinion

Excerpt:

Mother appeared with counsel at the termination hearing and contested the termination of her parental rights, suggesting instead that the State be granted a long-term guardianship of the children. The Tribe did not appear. Mother’s attorney informed the court:

I don’t think alcoholism is a reason to terminate under the Indian Child Welfare Act. My client has been making visits. My client is employed. And my client has been going to group care, in regard to an alcohol issue. The Indian Child Welfare Act does not encourage  termination regarding alcoholism. . . .

Because counsel could not support his client’s position with a specific citation to ICWA, the court responded that it could not consider counsel’s objection: “I’m saying, for the record, to the Montana Supreme Court and to you, frankly, I can’t consider an objection on legal authority that’s not cited to the Court.”

And the briefs:

Appellant

Appellee

Reply

 

BankFirst v. Ginsburg — Suit between Lender and Gaming Developer

The District of Minnesota denied a change in venue sought by a Florida gaming developer in a suit involving a gaming-related loan. The developer works for Chippewa Cree Community Development Corporation, of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation.

Here is the order and the underlying complaint:

bankfirst-dct-order-re-venue

bankfirst-complaint