Federal Court Dismisses Most Claims by Water Protectors against State and County over NoDAPL Protests

Here are the materials in Thunderhawk v. County of Morton (D.N.D.):

38 TigerSwan Answer + Counterclaim

44 Amended Complaint

45-1 Motion to Dismiss TigerSwan Counterclaim

49 County Motion to Dismiss

52 State Motion to Dismiss

56 TigerSwam Answer + 2d Counterclaim

57 TigerSwan Opposition to 45

58 Reply in Support of 45

61 Response to County MTD

62 Response to State MTD

67-1 Motion to Dismiss TigerSwan 2d Counterclaim

71 County Reply in Support of 49

73 TigerSwan Opposition to 67

76 State Reply in Support of 52

82 TigerSwan MSJ

84 Response to TigerSwan MSJ

85 TigerSwan Reply in Support of 82

87 DCT Order Dismissing TigerSwan Counterclaim

88 DCT Order

Federal Court Dismisses Challenge to Tribal TERO Order

Here are the materials in Hanson v. Parisien (D.N.D.):

1 Complaint

1-1 Tribal Court Order

1-2 Tribal Appellate Court Order

16-1 Motion to Dismiss

18 Response

19 Reply

20 DCT Order

Briefs in Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation v. Dept. of Interior [federal approval of drilling at Fort Berthold]

Here are the updated briefs in Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation v. Dept. of Interior (D.N.D.):

75 MHA Nation MSJ

80 Slawson MSJ

81 Interior MSJ

87 MHA Nation Reply

Prior post here.

MHA Nation Allottees Motion to Certify Class in Trespass Action against Pipeline

Here is the motion in Hall v. Tesoro High Plains Gas Co. LLC (D.N.D.):

49 Motion to Certify Class

Prior post here.

Eighth Circuit Decides Kodiak Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. v. Burr]

Here.

Excerpt:

A dispute over the practice of flaring natural gas from oil wells fuels the legal controversy in this case: the scope of Native American tribal court authority over  nonmembers. Several members of the MHA Nation sued numerous non-tribal oil and gas companies in MHA tribal court. Those companies operate oil wells on lands within the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation that have been allotted to individual tribe members but are held in trust by the federal government. The tribe members alleged the companies owed royalties from wastefully-flared gas. Some of these companies unsuccessfully contested the tribal court’s jurisdiction over them in tribal court. Then they initiated this action in federal court to enjoin the tribal court plaintiffs and tribal court judicial officials. The district court issued a preliminary injunction, and the tribal court plaintiffs and officials separately appealed. We affirm the injunction because we conclude suits over oil and gas leases on allotted trust lands are governed by federal law, not tribal law, and the tribal court lacks jurisdiction over the nonmember oil and gas companies.

Briefs here.

Federal Court Materials in MHA Nation Allottees Trespass Suit against Oil and Gas Companies

Here are the materials so far in Hall v. Tesoro High Plains Gas Co. LLC (D.N.D.):

9-amended-complaint.pdf

21-motion-to-dismiss.pdf

30-response.pdf

35-reply.pdf

Here are materials in a related case, Chase v. Andeavor Logistics LP (W.D. Tex.):

22 Motion to Transfer

25 Memo in Support

28 Amended Complaint

40 Response to Motion to Transfer

57 Reply

67 DCT Order Granting Motion to Transfer