Tag Archives: Sixth Circuit

Sixth Circuit Affirms Tribal Court Decision in Spurr v. Pope

Decision But our review involves no probing of the facts, just a pure question of law: Does a tribal court have jurisdiction under federal law to issue a civil personal protection order against a non-Indian and non-tribal member in matters arising … Continue reading

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Saginaw Chippewa’s Claims re: Medicare-Like Rates Survive Blue Cross Motion to Dismiss

Here are the materials on remand from the Sixth Circuit in Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe v. Blue Cross Blue Shield (E.D. Mich.): 142 BCBS Motion to Dismiss 144 Tribe Response 145 Reply 146 DCT Order Prior posts here.

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Buchwald Capital Advisors LLC v. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Cert Petition [Bankruptcy Code + Sovereign Immunity]

Here: buchwald cert petition Question presented: Whether the Bankruptcy Code abrogates the sovereign immunity of Indian tribes. Lower court materials here.

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Split Sixth Circuit Panel Confirms Tribal Immunity in Bankruptcy Act Proceedings

Here is the opinion in In re Greektown Holdings LLC. Briefs: buchwald-brief.pdf sault-tribe-brief.pdf buchwald-reply.pdf Lower court materials and prior posts here.

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Sixth Circuit Revives One of the Dismissed Claims against BCBS [Medicare Like Rates]

Here is the unpublished opinion in Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe v. Blue Cross Blue Shield. A separate unpublished opinion on attorneys fees is here. Prior posts here.

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Sixth Circuit Affirms Denial of Permissive Intervention by Saginaw Chippewa in Bay Mills v. Snyder

Here is the order: BMIC v. Snyder CA6 Unpublished Opinion Briefs here.

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Sixth Circuit Briefs in Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe v. Blue Cross Blue Shield

Here: Saginaw Chippewa Opening Brief BCBS Brief Reply Brief

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Sixth Circuit Affirms Indian Country Assault Conviction

Here is the opinion in United States v. Verwiebe.

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Sixth Circuit Materials in Saginaw Chippewa Effort to Intervene in Bay Mills Indian Community v. Snyder

Here: Saginaw Chippewa Motion to Expedite Michigan Response CA6 Order Denying Motion to Expedite Saginaw Chippewa Opening Brief BMIC Answer Brief Michigan Answer Brief SCIT Reply Lower court materials here.

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Sixth Circuit Decision on Title IV-E Maintenance Payments to Kinship Placements

Here. Not an ICWA/Indian child case, but one that is important nonetheless given its ruling ensuring Title IV-E maintenance payments. The lack of these payments sometimes make kinship care very difficult on relative placements–Title IV-E maintenance payments cover, among other things, the … Continue reading

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