Tag Archives: Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians

Fourth Circuit Favors Tribal Immunity in Williams v. Big Picture Loans LLC

Here is the opinion. Briefs here.

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Fourth Circuit Oral Argument Audio in Williams v. Big Picture

Here. Briefs here.

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Fourth Circuit Briefs in Williams v. Big Picture Loans

Here: appellant brief williams appellee brief center for responsible lending amicus brief conference of tribal lending commissioners amicus brief States Brief ncai amicus brief Redacted Reply Brief Lower court materials here.

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Materials in Williams v. Big Picture Loans LLC [Lac Vieux Desert Ojibwe Enterprise]

Here are the materials in Williams v. Big Picture Loans LLC (E.D. Va.): 23 big picture mtd jurisdiction 27 big picture mtd exhaustion 29 tribal officials mtd 83 opposition to 23 86 opposition to 27 87 opposition to 29 99 … Continue reading

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Federal Court Denies Immunity to Lac Vieux Desert Band’s Sovereign Lending Solutions Employee

Here are the materials in the matter of Pennachietti v. Mansfield, 17-cv-02582 (E. Penn. Dec. 11, 2017): Doc. 1 –  Complaint Doc. 5 – Motion to Dismiss Doc. 7 – Response in Opposition of Motion to Dismiss Doc. 8 – Memorandum … Continue reading

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Third Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Suit by Borrower’s Suit against Assignee of Tribal Sovereign Lender

Here are the materials in Goldenstein v. Repossessors Inc.: CA3 Opinion Appellant Brief Appellee Brief Reply Lower court materials here.

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Lac Vieux Desert Band Buys Bellicose Capital, LLC

Link to news coverage here. In a major deal that will bring millions of dollars in economic development to the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians (LVD) and its geographically isolated reservation in Watersmeet, MI, LVD has … Continue reading

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1842 Ojibwe Treaty Meeting at Lac Vieux Desert

Participants: Lac Vieux Desert, Lac du Flambeau, Mole Lake, St. Croix, Red Cliff, Fond du Lac, Keweenaw Bay, Bad River, Lac Courte Oreilles Here:

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Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Suit against Repo Company Working for Tribal Payday Lender Dismissed in Federal Court

Here are the materials in Goldenstein v. Repossessors Inc. (E.D. Pa.): 35-9 Repossessors Motion for Summary J 41-1 Goldenstein Response 45 Repossessors Reply 53 DCT Order Granting Motion for Summary J

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Suit against Lac Vieux Desert Band over Tribal Payday Lending

Here is the complaint in Decker v. RS Financial Services LLC (W.D. Okla.): 1 Complaint An excerpt: 1. This is a lawsuit to recover damages arising from the Defendants’ unconscionable loan/pawn finance charges, which are far in excess of any … Continue reading

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