Interior Prevails in Most Trust Breach Claims Brought by MHA Nation Oil and Gas Lessors

Here are the materials in Birdbear v. United States (Fed. Cl.):

147 Third Amended Complaint

177 Plaintiffs Motion for Summary J

180 Federal Cross-Motion

187 Plaintiffs Reply

191 Federal Reply

207 CFC Opinion

Federal Claims Court Dismisses Takings Claim Brought by Neighbor to Cherokee Casino

Here are the materials in Berry v. United States (Fed. Cl.):

Alaska Federal Court Pushes ANC Takings Claim against US to Trial

Here are the materials in Cully Corp. v. United States (Fed. Cl.):

One wishes this case were about walruses. . . .

Court of Federal Claims Dismisses Bad Men Clause Suit over Sexual Abuse Perpetrated by Stanley Weber

Here are the materials in Red Cloud v. United States (Fed. Cl.):

1 Complaint

7 Motion to Dismiss

11 Response

15 Reply

21 Surreply

Ratified Indian Treaty 369: Sioux and Arapaho-Fort Laramie, Dakota Territory RG 11 General Records of the U.S. Government

Federal Circuit Allows Osage Headright Owners’ Money Damages Claim for Breach of Trust to Proceed

Here is the opinion in Fletcher v. United States. An excerpt:

Plaintiffs William Fletcher, Tara Damron, Richard Longsinger, and Kathryn Redcorn, individual holders of Osage headrights, filed suit against the United States in the Court of Federal Claims (Claims Court) seeking damages resulting from breach of fiduciary duties relating to royalties from the Osage mineral estate. Fletcher v. United States, 151 Fed. Cl. 487 (2020) (Claims Court Decision). Because the Claims Court incorrectly concluded that the plaintiffs had no standing and had failed to identify a source of money-mandating obligation as required under the Tucker Act, we reverse the dismissal of the complaint. We also vacate the Claims Court’s decision on the availability of a damages accounting and the striking of declarations.

Briefs here.

Delegation composing the Council of the Osage Indian tribe of Oklahoma in Wash. to confer with Secy. Work and Commissioner of Indian Affairs Burke to take up the question of leasing oil lands in the Osage reservation

Court of Federal Claims Issues Order on Damages Formula in Western Shoshone Breach of Trust Case

Here are the new materials in Western Shoshone Identifiable Group v. United States (Ct. Cl.):

Prior post here.