Tag Archives: federal statutes of general applicability

Buchwald Capital Advisors LLC v. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Cert Petition [Bankruptcy Code + Sovereign Immunity]

Here: buchwald cert petition Question presented: Whether the Bankruptcy Code abrogates the sovereign immunity of Indian tribes. Lower court materials here.

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Split Sixth Circuit Panel Confirms Tribal Immunity in Bankruptcy Act Proceedings

Here is the opinion in In re Greektown Holdings LLC. Briefs: buchwald-brief.pdf sault-tribe-brief.pdf buchwald-reply.pdf Lower court materials and prior posts here.

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Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act Suit against Washoe Tribe

Here is the complaint in Simpson v. Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California (D. Nev.): Complaint.USERRA.1.29.18

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Great Plains Lending v. Consumer Financial Protection Board Cert Petition

Here: Cert Petition Question presented: Whether a generally applicable federal statute, which is silent as to its applicability to Indian Tribes, should nevertheless be presumed to apply to Tribes. Lower court materials here.  UPDATE: NAFSA Amicus Brief States Amicus Brief US Cert Opp Brief Reply

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Alex Skibine on Federal Statutes of General Applicability

Alexander Tallchief Skibine has posted “Practical Reasoning and the Application of General Federal Regulatory Laws to Indian Nations” on SSRN. Here is the abstract: There are many Federal regulatory laws of general applicability, such as the NLRA, FLSA, ADEA and … Continue reading

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Federal Court Holds Tribes Immune from Fair Credit Reporting Act Claims

Here are the materials in Meyers v. Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin (W.D. Wis.): 14 Oneida Motion to Dismiss 19 Meyer Opposition 20 Oneida Reply 23 DCT Order

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NYTs Coverage of FTC v. AMG Decision (Tribal Payday Lending)

Here. We posted all the materials from this case here.

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FTC Wins Another Motion in Suit against Various Tribal Payday Lenders

Here are the updated materials in Federal Trade Commission v. AMG (D. Nev.): 444 MJ Report 448 Little Axe Objection 449 AMG et al Objection 451 FTC Response 559 DCT Order Adopting MJ Report Prior post in this part of … Continue reading

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Federal Trade Commission Partially Settles Suit against Indian Country Payday Lenders

The case is Federal Trade Commission v. AMG Services (D. Nev.). Here are the most recent materials from the FTC website: Order and Report and Recommendation Regarding Tribal Defenses [PDF-45 Pages] Agreed Joint Motion to Enter Stipulated Order for Permanent … Continue reading

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