Quechan Tribe and Rosette Firm Largely Prevail against Williams & Cochrane Firm

First, we want to express our deepest sympathy to the family and colleagues of Rob Rosette, who recently walked on far too young. Rob’s impact on Indian country and the practice of Indian law cannot be understated. He was a true giant in the field. Over the years, Rob and his firm hired many of our alums from Michigan State’s Indigenous Law and Policy Center, and for that we are grateful. He will be missed.

Here are the newest materials in Williams & Cochrane LLP v. Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Reservation (S.D. Cal.):

322-1 Rosette MSJ

328-1 W&C MSJ against Rosette

329-1 Quechan MSJ

330-1 W&C MSJ against Quechan

343 Rosette Response to 328

347 Quechan Response to 330

348 W&C Response to 322

349 W&C Response to 329

350 Rosette Reply in Support of 322

352 W&C Reply in Support of 328

353 Quechan Reply in Support of 329

354 W&C Reply in Support of 330

375 DCT Order on Summary Judgment Motions

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California Federal Court Confirms Tribal Jurisdiction over Nonmember Business

Here are the materials in Rincon Mushroom Corporation of America v. Mazzetti (S.D. Cal.):

166 Rincon Mushroom MSJ

167-1 Tribe MSJ

171 Rincon Mushroom Reply

174 Tribe Reply

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California Federal Court Rejects San Pascual Membership Challenges

Here are the materials in Alegre v. United States (S.D. Cal.):

176 Plaintiffs MSJ

183 Interior MSJ

186 Plaintiffs Reply

190 Plaintiffs Reply

193 Interior Reply in Support of 183

211 DCT Order re Sanctions

212 DCT Order Granting Interior’s Motion

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Federal Court Dismisses Challenge to Wind Energy Project under Rule 19, Tribal Immunity

Here are materials so far in Backcountry Against Dumps v. Bureau of Indian Affairs (S.D. Cal.):

75-1 Tribe Motion to Dismiss

84 Opposition

87 Reply

93 DCT Order

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Federal Court Holds S. Cal. Indian Health Consortium Immune from Suit

Here are the materials in Manzano v. Southern Indian Health Council Inc. (S.D. Cal.):

1 Complaint

5-1 Motion to Dismiss

7 Opposition

10 Reply

16 DCT Order

Campo Band Allowed to Intervene in Suit Challenging Wind Energy Project

Here are materials so far in Backcountry Against Dumps v. Bureau of Indian Affairs (S.D. Cal.):

42 Amended Complaint

46-1 Terra-Gen Motion to Dismiss

49-1 Campo Band Motion to Intervene

55 Opposition to Motion to Intervene

56 Campo Reply in Support of Motion to Intervene

60-1 BIA Motion to Dismiss

61 Backcountry Response to BIA Motion to Dismiss

62 BIA Reply in Support of Motion to Dismiss

63 Terra-Gen Reply

65-1 Backcountry Motion for PI

74 DCT Order Granting Motion to Intervene

Federal Court Dismisses Pala Band’s Challenge to State Motor Fuel Tax Collection Requirement

Here are the materials in Pala Band of Mission Indians v. Maduros (S.D. Cal.):

15 Second Amended Complaint

16-1 Motion to Dismiss

18 Response

19 Reply

21 DCT Order

Federal Court Denies Second Effort by La Posta Band of the Diegueño Mission Indians to Stop Trump Border Wall

Here are the new materials in La Posta Band of the Diegueño Mission Indians v. Trump (S.D. Cal.):

39 Amended Complaint

40-1 Second Motion for Injunction

47 Opposition

55 Reply

60 DCT Order

Update — 1/7/2021

64 Motion for Reconsideration

69 Response

72 DCT Order

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Federal Court Dismisses Equal Protection Claim against U.S. Arising from San Pasqual Band Membership Suits

Here are the new materials in Alegre v. United States (S.D. Cal.):

105 Fourth Amended Complaint

110 Motion to Dismiss

116 Response

119 Reply

121 DCT Order

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