Tag Archives: tribal court jurisdiction over nonmembers

Eighth Circuit Decides Kodiak Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. v. Burr]

Here. Excerpt: A dispute over the practice of flaring natural gas from oil wells fuels the legal controversy in this case: the scope of Native American tribal court authority over  nonmembers. Several members of the MHA Nation sued numerous non-tribal oil … Continue reading

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Knighton v. Cedarville Rancheria Cert Petition

Here: cert-petition.pdf Questions presented: “[T]he inherent sovereign powers of an Indian tribe do not extend to the activities of nonmembers of the tribe.” Montana v. United States, 450 U.S. 544, 565 (1981). The Montana Court recognized two limited narrow exceptions … Continue reading

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Federal Court Excuses Insurance Company from Tribal Court Jurisdiction

Here are the materials in Employers Mutual Casualty Company v. Branch (D. Ariz.): 1 Complaint 1-2 Coconino County Court Materials 15 EMCC MSJ 22 Navajo MSJ 25 EMCC Reply 28 Navajo Reply 32 DCT Order

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Federal Court Rejects Ute Tribe Effort to Disqualify Judge [Ute v. McKee]

Here are the materials so far in Ute Indian Tribe v. McKee (D. Utah): 2 complaint 29 motion to disqualify judge 31 opposition 32 reply 38 dct order denying motion Update (5/6/19): 39-tribe-motion-for-default.pdf 40-mckee-opposition-to-39.pdf 43-motion-to-intervene.pdf 44-reply-in-support-of-39.pdf 45-tribe-opposition-to-43.pdf 46-mckee-opposition-to-43.pdf 52-dct-order-denying-motion-for-default.pdf 53-dct-order-denying-motion-to-intervene.pdf

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in FMC Corp. v. Shoshone-Bannock Tribes

Here: FMC Opening Brief Tribal Appellee Brief FMC Reply Tribe Reply Prior posts here.

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Federal Court Accepts Cherokee Nation’s Voluntary Dismissal of Tribal Court Opioid Case

Here are the materials in McKesson Corp. v. Hembree (N.D. Okla.): 139 Hembree Motion to Dismiss 141 Opposition 145 Reply 146 DCT Order Prior post here.

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Eighth Circuit Briefs in Kodiak Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. v. Seaworth [formerly Burr]

Here: MHA Nation Judicial Officers Brief HRC Brief Lower court materials here.

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New Scholarship on Tribal Jurisdiction to Protect Native Women and Children

Sarah Deer & Mary Kathryn Nagle have published Return to Worcester:
 Dollar General and the Restoration of Tribal Jurisdiction to Protect Native Women and Children in the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender. An excerpt: The Supreme Court’s recent 4-4 tie-vote in Dollar General Corp. … Continue reading

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Federal Court Rejects Tribal Jurisdiction, Orders Arbitration, in Oilfield Equipment Contract Dispute

Here are the materials in Halcon Operating Co. Inc. v. Rez Rock N Water LLC (D.N.D.): 5 Motion for PI 19 Motion to Dismiss 22 Response to 19 23 Reply in Support of 19 29 DCT Order

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Federal Judge Refuses to Sanction Attorney for Repeatedly Disparaging Tribal Court

Here are the relevant materials in Becker v. Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation (D. Utah): 134 becker motion for sanctions 146 tribal parties motion for sanctions 154 dct order denying becker motion for sanctions 155 dct … Continue reading

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