Eleventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Suit by Church Parishioners Against Seminole Tribe

Here is the unpublished opinion in Eglise Baptiste Bethanie De Ft. Lauderdale, Inc. v. Seminole Tribe of Florida. (PDF)

Briefs:

Appellant Brief

Seminole Brief

Aida Auguste Brief

Reply

Lower court materials here.

Federal Court Dismisses Pro se Title VII Complaint against Seminole Tribe

Here are the materials in Janiver v. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Casino (S.D. Fla.):

1 Notice of Removal

1-3 State Court Complaint

4 Motion to Dismiss

10 DCT Order

13 DCT Order Denying Motion to Reopen

Federal Suit against Seminole Tribe by Church Parishioners Dismissed

Here are the materials in Eglise Baptiste Bethanie De Ft. Lauderdale, Inc. v. Seminole Tribe of Florida (S.D. Fla.):

21 First Amended Complaint

26 Auguste Motion to Dismiss

28 Tribe Motion to Dismiss

30 Response to 26

31 Response to 28

33 Auguste Reply

35 Tribe Reply

50 DCT Order

Seminole Tribe Prevails in Tribal Court Exhaustion Matter

Here are the materials in Asker v. Seminole Tribe of Florida (S.D. Fla.):

Askar Seminole [DE 42] Def. Seminole Ct. Resp. in Opp. to M. to Vacate

Defendant’s, the Seminole Tribe of Florida Trial Court, Motion to Dismiss

Defendant’s, The Seminole Tribe of Florida Trial Court, Response in Opposition

Order of Dismissal Without Prejudice

Order on Motion to Vacate

Federal Court Won’t Allow Seminole to Try to Fight Tax on Remand from Eleventh Circuit

Here are the materials in Seminole Tribe of Florida v. State of Florida Dept. of Revenue (S.D. Fla.):

106-seminole-brief

107-florida-brief

110-dct-order

District Court Holds Miccosukee Member Liable for $278K in Taxes

Download materials in the matter of U.S. v. Jim et al, 14-cv-22441 (D. Fla. 8/24/16):

Doc. 185 – United States’ Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law

Doc. 186 – Defendant Sally Jim and Intervenor-Defendant Miccosukee Tribe of Indians’ Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law

Doc. 188 – Order Setting Forth Court’s Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law

Link to previous posts about government’s tax dispute with Miccosukee Tribe here.

Eleventh Circuit Holds Florida’s Rental Tax is Preempted by Federal Indian Law, but Not Utility Tax

Here is the opinion in Seminole Tribe of Florida v. Stranburg. An excerpt:

Benjamin Franklin said, “[I]n this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” He was almost right. As this case illustrates, even taxes are not certain when it comes to matters affecting Indian tribes. In this appeal, we consider whether Florida’s Rental Tax and Florida’s Utility Tax, as applied to matters occurring on Seminole Tribe lands, violate the tenets of federal Indian law. For the reasons that follow, we find that the Utility Tax as it involves activities on Tribe land does not, but the Rental Tax does.

Briefs here.