Eleventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Contract Claim Finding Not Waiver of Sovereign Immunity

Here are the materials in Evans Energy Partners LLC v. Seminole Tribe of Florida Inc.:

Thanks to Bill Wood for this shield (get it?).

Federal Court Dismisses Energy Company’s Collateral Attack on Tribal Court over Contract Breach

Here is the order in Evans Energy Partners LLC v. Seminole Tribe of Florida Inc. (M.D. Fla.):

42 DCT Order

Briefs here.

Materials in Seminole Tribe Contract Breach suit against Energy Company

Here are the materials so far in Evans Energy Partners LLC v. Seminole Tribe of Florida Inc. (M.D. Fla.):

1 Complaint

1-2 Tribal Court Complaint

1-3 Tribal Court Final Judgment

1-5 AAA Opinion and Order

12 Motion to Dismiss

Update (9/20/21):

25 Response

26 Tribe Reply

29 Surreply

Federal Court Rejects Defenses of Tunica-Biloxi’s Sovereign Lending Company

Here are the materials in Dunn v. Global Trust Management (M.D. Fla.):

1 Complaint

13 Defendant Motions to Compel & for Judgment on Pleadings

18 Response

23 Reply

37 DCt Order

And here are the materials in McIntosh v. Global Trust Management (M.D. Fla.):

1 Complaint

24 Defendant Motion to Compel & for Judgment on Pleadings

31 Response

34 Reply

46 DCT Order

Tribal Entity’s Effort to Remove Payday Lending Suit to Federal Court is Thwarted by Well-Pleaded Complaint Rule

Here are the materials in Booker v. Plain Green LLC (M.D. Fla.):

1 Notice of Removal

1-1 State Court Complaint

9 Motion to Remand

14 Motion to Dismiss

15 Opposition to Motion to Remand

16 DCT Order Granting Motion to Remand

Federal Court Allows Lacey Act Indictment of Fla. Seminole Member to Proceed [sale of alligator eggs]

Here are the materials in United States v. Turtle (M.D. Fla.):

1-criminal-information.pdf

38-motion-to-dismiss.pdf

43-us-response.pdf

52-dct-order.pdf

Eleventh Circuit Briefs in Longo v. Seminole Indian Casino-Immolakee (Title VII Claim)

Here:

Longo Brief

Seminole Brief

Longo Reply

Lower court materials here.

Federal Court Dismisses Title VII Claim against Seminole Casino

Here are the materials in Longo v. Seminole Indian Casino–Immokalee (M.D. Fla.):

24 Motion to Dismiss

25 Response

28 Reply

29 Surreply

31 DCT Order

An excerpt:

Remarkably, Plaintiff demands that the Court ignore this clear and dispositive analysis, and hold that the Tribe is not actually a federally recognized tribe. Plaintiff acknowledges that to do so, this Court would have to find not only that its own previous opinion, Mastro v. Seminole Tribe of Florida, No. 2:12–cv–411–SPC–38UAM, 2013 WL 3350567, at *1 (M.D.Fla.2013), was incorrect, but also that the Eleventh Circuit has erred on multiple occasions too, see Mastro, 578 F.App’x 801; Contour Spa at the Hard Rock, Inc. v. Seminole Tribe of Florida, 692 F.3d 1200 (11th Cir.2012). To support this sizeable request, Plaintiff provides the Court with numerous pages of historical context and argument, explaining how the Tribe, to this date, has failed to achieve federal recognition as an Indian tribe. But this argument is completely without merit. This Court, the Eleventh Circuit, and the Florida Supreme Court “rotely” accept that the Tribe is federally recognized because it is. Unsurprisingly, this has not changed in 2015. A simple search in the Federal Register reveals as much. To be sure, the United States Bureau of Indian Affair’s most recent list of “Indian entities … acknowledged to have the immunities and privileges available to federally recognized Indian tribes” includes the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible To Receive Services From the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs, 80 FR 1942–02 (2015) (emphasis added).