Tenth Circuit Dismisses Appeal and Awards Attorney Fees to Iowa Tribe

Here are the materials in Monster Tech. Group v. Eller:

Merits briefs here.

Lower court materials here.

Wisconsin Federal Court Enjoins Red Cliff Ojibwe Tribal Court Proceeding against Opioid Company

Here are the materials in McKinsey & Company v. Boyd (W.D. Wis.):

1 Complaint

1-2 Tribal Court Complaint

5 Motion for Preliminary Injunction

26 Response

Utah Federal Court Holds Ute Tribe Still Owes $209K in Attorney Fees in Dispute with Former Contractor

Here are the updated materials in Becker v. Ute Indian Tribe (D. Utah):

297 DCT Order Denying Motion for Reconsideration of Sanctions Order

302 Ute Motion to Recover Costs

303 Ute Motion for Relief from Judgment

304 Ute Motion for Stay

308 Becker Opposition to 303

309 Becker Opposition to 304

310 Jurrius Opposition to 304

314 Ute Reply in Support of 304

315 DCT Order Granting Ute Motion to Recover Costs

Prior post on the attorney fee sanction against Ute here.

Prior post on the Tenth Circuit decision in this case favoring Ute here.

Tenth Circuit Rejects Ute Tribe’s Effort to Force Water Rights Case to be Adjudicated in Tribal Court

Here is the opinion in Ute Indian Tribe v. McKee.


Lower court materials here.

North Dakota Federal Court Holds that Exposing Nonmember Conducting Business on Indian Land to a Suit Enforcing a Contract-Based Smoking Ban to which the Nonmember Agreed to Creates an Irreparable Harm

Color me skeptical about the state of the Eighth Circuit’s tribal inherent powers jurisprudence if a tribal citizen who leases their land to nonmembers, who then violate the terms of that lease, cannot bring suit in tribal court to enforce the lease. Seems to me this holding is in direct conflict with the Supreme Court’s decisions ordering tribal exhaustion.

Here are the materials in WPX Energy Williston LLC v. Fettig (D.N.D.):

1 Complaint

16 Answer + Counterclaim

20 Motion to Dismiss

22 Motion to Dismiss Counterclaim

24-12 MHA Nation Trial Court Decision

25 Response to 20

27 Motion for Preliminary Injunction

38 Reply in Support of 20 + Response to 27

43 Response to 22

44 Reply in Support of 27

47 Reply in Support of 22

51 DCT Order on Motion to Dismiss

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

Prior post here.

Ninth Circuit Briefs in Eagle Bear Inc. v. Blackfeet Indian Nation

Babb Indian Rodeo, Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana, 1979


Lower court materials here.

Early Materials in Grocery Store Challenge to Oglala Tribal Court Jurisdiction

Here are the materials so far in Kyle Grocery Inc. v. Short Horn (D.S.D.):

1 Complaint

1-2 Tribal Court Complaint

1-3 Oglala Trial Court Opinion

1-4 Oglala SCT Opinion

4 Motion for PI

8 Motion to Dismiss Abourezk

10 Motion to Dismiss

NOT the Kyle Grocery store. . . .
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