N.Y. Supreme Court Dismisses Cayuga Nation Defamation Suit re: “Billions” T.V. Show

Here is the order in Cayuga Nation v. Showtime Networks Inc. (N.Y. Sup. Ct.):



Motion to Dismiss



Here is the Native America Calling show where Fletcher discussed the suit when it was filed.

We posted the complaint here.

State Court Rejects New York State’s Effort to Stop Shinnecock Billboard Construction

Here is the unpublished opinion in Commissioner of the New York State Department of Transportation v. Polite (N.Y. S. Ct.):


Lower Brule Community Tribal Business Entity Not Immune from Suit; Some Claims Dismissed on Merits

Here is an update in Seaport Loan Products LLC v. Lower Brule Community (N.Y. Supreme Ct.):

63 Lower Brule Motion to Dismiss

77 Adlwych Capital Partners Opposition

78 Seaport Loan Opposition

82 Lower Brule Reply

86 Transcript

89 Decision on Motion for Protective Order

92 Opinion

Prior and parallel proceedings posted here, here, and here.

NY Appellate Division Affirms NY State Police Authority to Confiscate HCI Smokes

Here is the opinion in HCI Distribution Inc. v. New York State Police Troop B Commander (N.Y. A.D.), reversing the lower court:

HCI v NY State Police

Lower court materials here.

N.Y. Trial Court Holds Lower Brule Corporation Not Immune from Discovery in Loan Dispute

Here is the opinion in Seaport Loan Products LLC v. Lower Brule Community (N.Y. Supreme Ct.):

Seaport-LBCDE – Decision re Motion to Compel

News coverage: NY Law Journal Article (Sovereign Immunity)

The complaint is here.

Second Contract Breach Claim against Lower Brule

Here is the complaint in Seaport Loan Products LLC v. Lower Brule Community Development Corp. (N.Y. Super.):

Filed Complaint & Summons

The prior complaint is here.

HCI Distribution Sues New York State to Recover Confiscated Truck Loaded with Native-Manufactured Smokes

Here are the materials in HCI Distribution v. New York State Police (N.Y. Sup. Ct.):

2012-02-28 Order to show cause

2012-02-28 Final Verified Petition

2012-02-27 Tarbell Affidavit (Executed)

2012-02-28 Guerrero Affidavit (Executed)

2012-03-01 Amended RJI

1 State Police – Cover Letter

2 State Police – Answer

3 State Police – Exhibits

4 State Police – Memorandum of Law

5 State Police – Appendix Unreported Cases

6 State Police – Affidavits and Affirmations

7 State Police – NEB AAG Affd w Exhibits