Miccosukee Effort to Disqualify Judge in Billy Cypress Matter Fails

Here are the materials in Miccosukee Tribe of Indians v. Cypress (S.D. Fla.):

408 Miccosukee Motion to Disqualify Judge

410 Lewis & Tein Opposition to 408

411 Lehtinen Opposition to 408

416 Miccosukee Reply in Support of 408

417 Order Denying Motion to Disqualify

A large part of the case is pending before the CA11. We posted on the lower court materials here (denial of tribe motion to reconsider), here (tribe motion to reconsider), and here (granting motion to dismiss).

Federal Court Denies Motion for Reconsideration in Miccosukee v. Cypress

Here is the order in Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida v. Cypress (S.D. Fla.):

299 DCT Order Denying Motion for Reconsideration

Reconsideration materials are here.

Dismissal materials are here.

Miccosukee Moves for Reconsideration of Dismissal of RICO Suit against Billy Cypress et al.


283 Miccosukee Motion for Reconsideration

284 Lewis & Tein Opposition

285 Lehtinen Opposition

Dismissal materials here.

Federal Court Dismisses Miccosukee Tribe’s RICO Suit against Billy Cypress, Former Leaders & Former Lawyers

Here are the updated materials:

140 Lewis Tein Reply

143 Lehtinen Reply

144 Hernandez Reply

145 Cypress Motion to Strike

146 Cypress Reply

155 Miccosuke Response to Motion to Strike

281 DCT Order Granting Motion to Strike

282 DCT Order Dismissing Complaint

An excerpt:

“No one fights dirtier or more brutally than blood; only family knows its own weaknesses, the exact placement of the heart.” Whitney Otto, How to Make an American Quilt (1991). Whitney Otto’s quote seems a particularly apt description of the emotionally and politically charged litigation, occurring in multiple judicial venues, between the named parties, whom include the following.

Motions to dismiss were here.

Miccosukee’s responses were here.

Second amended complaint here.

Second Update to Materials in Miccosukee v. Cypress — Miccosukee Responses to Motions to Dismiss


Miccosukee Response to Cypress

Miccosukee Response to Hernandez

Miccosukee Response to Lehtinen

Miccosukee Response to Lewis & Tein

Miccosukee Response to Martinez

Motions to dismiss were here.

Second amended complaint here.

Additional pleading:

Tein Motion to Compel

Updated Materials in Miccosukee v. Cypress

Here are motions to dismiss Miccosukee Second Amended Complaint:

Billy Cypress Motion to Dismiss

Dexter Lehtinen Motion to Dismiss

Guy Lewis and Michael Tein Motion to Dismiss

Julio Martinez Motion to Dismiss

Miguel Hernandez Motion to Dismiss