U.S. Tax Court Holds Section 17 Corporation Not Legally Distinct from Corporate Subsidiaries

Here is the opinion in Blue Lake Rancheria Economic Development Corp. v. Commissioner:

Blue Lake Rancheria Sec. 17 Tax Court Decision

Federal Court Holds Individual Members of Tribal Corporate Board Can Be Sued under False Claims Act

Here are the materials in Cain v. Salish Kootenai College (D. Mont.):

110 SKC Motion to Certify

112 Individual Defendants MTD

115 Response to 110

116 Response to 112

117 Reply in Support of 110

118 Reply in Support of 112

121 DCT Order

UPDATE: 129 Amended DCT Order

Prior posts here and here.

Federal Court Holds Federal Claims Act Suits against Section 17 Corporations are Suits against the Tribal Owner

Here are the materials in Cain v. Salish Kootenai College (D. Mont.):

90 CSKT Amicus Brief

92 SKC Motion to Dismiss

102 Cain Response

106 Reply

108 DCT Order

This case is on remand from the CA9.

Tenth Circuit Briefs in Amerind Risk Management v. Blackfeet Housing


Amerind Risk Opening Brief

Blackfeet Housing Appellee Brief

Lower court materials here.

Oklahoma v. Hobia Cert Stage Briefing Complete


Petition for a Writ of Certiorari

Hobia Cert Opp

Oklahoma Reply

Lower court materials here.

Hobia Cert Opposition Brief


Hobia Cert Opp

Cert petition here.

Indian Grazing Complaint against Tribes and US Dismissed

Here are the materials in South Fork Livestock Partnership v. United States (D. Nev.):

7-1 Tribal Motion to Dismiss

21 Opposition

23 Tribal Reply

24 Federal Motion to Dismiss

27 DCT Order Granting Tribal Motion to Dismiss

Federal Bankruptcy Court Holds Bankruptcy Act Abrogated Tribal (and Section 17 Corporate) Immunity

Here are the materials in In re Womelsdorf (D. Or. Bkrtcy.):

291 Motion to Vacate

299 Objection

301 Reply

305 Order

307 Motion for Reconsideration

311 Objection

317 Reply

324 Order

Oklahoma v. Hobia Cert Petition


Petition for a Writ of Certiorari (as filed)

Question presented:

Does Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community, 134 S.Ct. 2024 (2014), require the dismissal of a State’s suit to prevent tribal officers from conducting gaming that would be unlawful under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act and a state-tribal compact when

• the suit for declaratory and injunctive relief has been brought against tribal officials – not the tribe;
• the gaming will occur in Indian country, on the land of another tribe; and

• the state-tribal compact’s arbitration provision does not require arbitration before filing suit?

Lower court materials here.