Tag Archives: tribal sovereign immunity

Federal Court Rejects Rule 19 Motion by Guidiville Rancheria

Here are the materials in Sprawldef v. City of Richmond (N.D. Cal.): 1-notice-of-removal.pdf 1-1-complaint.pdf 45-guidiville-rancheria-mtd.pdf 53-opposition.pdf 55-reply.pdf 58-dct-order.pdf

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No State Sovereign Immunity in Patent Case [Relying on Saint Regis Mohawk Decision]

From the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals: Opinion And, contrary to UMN’s arguments, Saint Regis did not base its reasoning on implied abrogation of tribal sovereign immunity. Instead, Saint Regis concluded that IPR was an agency reconsideration proceeding to which … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Denies Cert in Mitchell v. Tulalip; Teck Metals v. Colville; and King Mountain Tobacco

Here is the order list. Mitchell materials here. Teck Metals materials here. King Mountain materials here.

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Federal Court Dismisses Title VII Suit against Shiprock Schools (tribally controlled school)

Here are the materials in Jim v. Shiprock Associated Schools (D.N.M.): 23-shiprock-schools-motion-for-summary.pdf 27-response.pdf 28-reply.pdf 34-dct-order.pdf

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SG Recommends GVR in Poarch Band v. Wilkes

Here is the brief: sg-invitation-brief-1.pdf An excerpt: This brief is submitted in response to the Court’s order inviting the Solicitor General to express the views of the United States. After the petition for a writ of certiorari was filed, amendments … Continue reading

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Fourth Circuit Oral Argument Audio in Williams v. Big Picture

Here. Briefs here.

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Ninth Circuit Decides Hestand v. Gila River Indian Community [Attorney Employment Claims]

Here is the unpublished opinion. Briefs here.

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Third Circuit Briefs in United States v. Neff [third-party use of tribal immunity defense; “rent-a-tribe”]

Here are the materials in United States v. Neff: Hallinan Appellant Brief Neff Appellant Brief US Answer Brief Neff Reply Hallinan Reply

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SCOTUS Denies Cert in St. Regis Mohawk v. Mylan

Here is today’s order list. Cert stage materials in that case are here.

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Federal Court Rejects Last Remaining Claims in Dahlstrom v US [wrongful discharge from Sauk-Siuattle]

Here are the materials in Dahlstrom v. United States (W.D. Wash.): 82 Individual Defs Motion for Summary Judgment 86 Response 89 Reply 92 DCT Order Prior posts here.

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