Tag Archives: Connecticut Superior Court

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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Schaghticoke Suit against Connecticut to Proceed

Here are the materials in Schagticoke Tribal Nation v. State of Connecticut: Motion To Dismiss Opposition_to_MTD Tribe Motion to Intervene Trial Court Order The complaint is here.

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Schaghticoke Indians Want $600 Million For Lost Land

Link: Hartford Courant article by Kenneth R. Gosselin Download(PDF): Complaint in re Schaghticoke Tribal Nation v. State of Connecticut (Oct. 13, 2016) Excerpt from article: In a lawsuit filed in Hartford on Thursday, the Kent tribe alleges the state took … Continue reading

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Connecticut Superior Court (again) Acknowledges Tribal Immunity in Great Plains Lending v. State Dept. of Banking

Here are the materials: commissioners-proposed-order great-plains-motion objection greatplainsorderaug31 By of background, in November 2015, the Connecticut Superior Court issued a decision in the Otoe-Missouria Tribe’s favor, remanding a prior state agency decision which purported to subject the Tribe’s lending entities … Continue reading

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Otoe-Missouria Tribal Chairman Brings Civil Rights Action against Connecticut Dept. of Banking

Here is the complaint in Shotton v. Pitkin (W.D. Okla.): 1 Complaint An excerpt: Plaintiff brings this action as a result of unlawful enforcement actions taken by Defendants against Plaintiff and Defendants’ entry of a state administrative order imposing a civil … Continue reading

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Otoe-Missouria Tribal Lender Appeals Connecticut Dept. of Banking Fines

Here are the materials in Great Plains Lending LLC v. Connecticut Dept. of Banking (Conn. Super.): Complaint Motion for TRO News coverage here: “Oklahoma tribe appeals $1.5 million in payday lending fines.”

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Gaming Facility Lease Dispute Dismissed from Conn. Courts

Here is the opinion in Big Bubba’s BBQ, LLC v. Mohegan Tribal Gaming Auth. (Conn. Super.) (PDF). An excerpt: As a matter of fact and of law, this court finds no waiver of sovereign immunity that would permit this court … Continue reading

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Connecticut Trial Court Quashes Subpoena of Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Representatives

Here is the order in Davis v. Senibaldi (Conn. Sup. Ct.): Crowder Subpoena Memo The tribes and tribal reps are third parties to a dram shop action, and the court held that sovereign immunity required the quashing on the subpoena.

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Connecticut Court Dismisses Dram Shop Action against Mohegans

Maybe another one to watch involving the state law question of whether tribal businesses are immune from Dram Shop actions. The case is Vanstaen-Holland v. Lavigne. vanstaen-holland-v-lavigne-trial-court-order

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