Lac Du Flambeau Ojibwe Cert Petition in Bankruptcy Act/Sovereign Immunity Case

Here is the petition in Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians v. Coughlin:

Question presented:

Whether the Bankruptcy Code expresses unequivocally Congress’s intent to abrogate the sovereign immunity of Indian tribes.

Lower court materials here.

First Circuit Briefs in Challenge to Tribal Immunity under Bankruptcy Act

Here are the briefs in In re Coughlin:

Opening Brief

Joint Response Brief

NAFOA Amicus Brief

2021-07-22 Amici Professors of Federal Indian Law Brief – 1st Cir Docket No 21-1153

Lower court materials here.

Federal Bankruptcy Court Confirms Bankruptcy Act Does Not Abrogate Tribal Immunity [Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe]

Here are the relevant materials in In re Coughlin (D. Mass. Bkrcy.):

27 Motion to Enforce Automatic Stay

73-1 LDF Motion to Dismiss

74-1 LDF Businsess Corp Motion to Dismiss

82 Response to 73

84 Response to 74

92 Reply in Support of 73

93 Reply in Support of 74

97-1 Surreply

111 LDF Surreply to the Surreply

112 LDF Business Corp Surreply to the Surreply

113 Order