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.

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

Federal Court Rejects Tribal Jurisdiction, Orders Arbitration, in Oilfield Equipment Contract Dispute

Here are the materials in Halcon Operating Co. Inc. v. Rez Rock N Water LLC (D.N.D.):

5 Motion for PI

19 Motion to Dismiss

22 Response to 19

23 Reply in Support of 19

29 DCT Order

Eighth Circuit Holds New Town is “Indian Country”

Here is the opinion in United States v. Bear.

The court’s syllabus:

Defendant's argument that New Town, where his 
   crime occurred, is not part of the Fort Berthold Reservation is rejected, 
   and the district court did not err in determining that defendant was 
   properly subject to federal prosecution.

North Dakota SCT Issues Ruling on Tribal Jurisdiction

Here is the opinion in Fredericks v. Fredericks. An excerpt:

Lyndon Fredericks appeals, and Bole Resources, LLC, and others (“Bole defendants”) cross-appeal from a judgment declaring the district court had subject-matter jurisdiction over the action, reforming a quit claim mineral deed, quieting title in the mineral interests in Paul Fredericks, and ordering Lyndon Fredericks to pay the Bole defendants damages plus interest and their attorney fees. Because we conclude the district court correctly ruled it had subject-matter jurisdiction, its findings of fact are not clearly erroneous, and it did not abuse its discretion, we affirm.

Briefs here:

Appellant Brief

Appellee Brief

Appellee Brief

Reply Brief

Briefs in Paradigm Energy v. Fox — Pipeline Construction under Fort Berthold Reservation

Here are the materials so far Paradigm Energy Partners LLC v. Fox (D.N.D.):

5-paradigm-motion-for-tro

8-mha-nation-motion-to-dismiss

20-mha-motion-to-dissolve-tro

21-paradigm-response-to-20

24-mha-reply-in-support-of-8

25-reply-in-support-of-20

UPDATE (2/17/2017):

26-dct-order

38-paradigm-dismissal-notice

41-dct-order-dismissing-matter-without-prejudice

News Profile of Sebastian Braun’s Study of Impacts of Fracking at Fort Berthold

Here is “Chronicling the oil boom: UND professors map dramatic changes to western ND landscape.”

Links to several maps are available here.