Federal Court Orders Additional AAA Arbitration in Dispute over Wakpamni Corporation’s Payday Lending

Here are the materials in Easeley v. WLCC II (S.D. Ala.):

1 Notice of Removal

1-2 Complaint

1-4 Raines Dec

2 WLCC Motion to Dismiss

6 Response

6-1 Arbitration Award

6-2 WLCC Motion to Dismiss Arbitration Proceeding

6-3 AAA Statement of Claim

10 Reply

13 Magistrate Report

14 WLCC Objection

15 Easley Response

16 Reply

18 DCt Order

Materials in Suit against Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Internet Lending Biz

Here are the materials in Easley v. Hummingbird Funds (S.D. Ala.):

34 Amended Complaint

37 Motion to Dismiss

69 Opposition

73 Reply

75 Magistrate Report

81 Objection

82 DCT Order

Eleventh Circuit briefs:

Opening Brief

Court Permanently Enjoins County from Taxing Poarch Band’s Trust Lands

Download(PDF): Doc. 90 Order for Permanent Injunction and Declaratory Judgment

Link: Counterclaims against US and Poarch Band Dismissed in Tax Dispute

Counterclaims against US and Poarch Band Dismissed in Tax Dispute

This is a continuation of Poarch Band of Creek Indians v. Hildreth, recently decided by the Eleventh Circuit.

Here are the materials in Poarch Band of Creek Indians v. Moore (S.D. Ala.):




An excerpt:

After due and proper consideration of all issues raised, and a de novo determination of those portions of the recommendation to which objection is made, the recommendation of the Magistrate Judge made under 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(l)(B) and dated August 10, 2016 is ADOPTED as the opinion of this Court with the following exceptions. The Court does not adopt the recommendation to deny the Plaintiff’s Motion to strike Defendant Moore’s affirmative defenses numbered 4 and 5, but rather grants the motion to strike defenses 4 and 5 for the reasons set forth in Plaintiff’s Objections (Doc. 79). The report and recommendation is adopted in all other respects.

Poarch Band Wins Preliminary Injunction in Property Tax Case

Order here.

Previous coverage here.

This case arises from a complaint filed by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians (“the Tribe”) against in James H. Hildreth, Jr. (“Hildreth”), in his official capacity as the Tax Assessor of Escambia County. In the complaint, the Tribe sought relief to prevent Hildreth from levying property taxes against United States trust property held for the benefit of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. Before the Court is the Tribe’s motion for a preliminary injunction (Doc. 12) against James Hildreth, the Tax Assessor of Escambia Co., Alabama; Hildreth’s corrected response in opposition (Doc. 16); the Tribe’s reply (Doc. 25); and Hildreth’s sur-reply (Doc 29). For the reasons stated below, the Court finds the Tribe is entitled to preliminary injunctive relief.

ADEA Complaint Against Poarch Band Tribal Government Dismissed

Here are the materials in Williams v. Poarch Band of Creek Indians (S.D. Ala.):

11 Motion to Dismiss

14 Response

15 Reply

25 Magistrate Report

28 DCT Order

Federal Court Rejects Gaming Bid of MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians

Here are the materials in State of Alabama v. 50 Serialized JLM Games (S.D. Ala.):

8 Alabama Motion to Remand

10 MOWA Motion to Dismiss

23 Alabama Response to Motion to Dismiss

31 MOWA Amended Notice of Removal to Federal Court

32 Alabama Surreply re Motion to Remand

36 Magistrate Report

39 DCT Order

MOWA Band of Choctaw v. Sunbelt Industries

Here is the opinion in this case, decided in the Southern District of Alabama, and involves a lease signed by the MOWA Band of Choctaw. It will be remanded back to state court.


Alabama v. United States Materials

The Southern District of Alabama dismissed Alabama’s challenge to the Department of Interior’s Class III procedures, on grounds of ripeness.

Here is the opinion, courtesy of Indianz.