Tag Archives: tribal sovereign immunity

Florida COA Awards Attorney Fees to Miccosukee Tribe

Here is the opinion in Miccosukee Tribe v. Lewis Tein PL (Fla. Dist. Ct. App.): opinion-3.pdf

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Federal Court Refuses to Allow Law Firm to Intervene in Trust Breach Suit to Collect Fees against Tribe

Here are the materials in Yankton Sioux Tribe v. Bernhardt (D.D.C.): 69 Herman Law Motion to Intervene 72 Yankton Response 74 Reply 88 Yankton Supplemental Brief 90 Herman Law Supplemental Brief 110 DCT Order

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Ninth Circuit Materials in JW Gaming Development v. James [Pinoleville Pomo Nation]

Here are the briefs: opening-brief-2.pdf answer-brief-1.pdf reply-4.pdf Lower court materials here. Oral argument video:

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Federal Court Dismisses Employee Matter at Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital

Here are the materials in Matyascik v. Arctic Slope Native Ass’n (D. Alaska): 1 Notice of Removal 1-1 State Court Complaint 9 Motion to Dismiss 17 Response 20 Reply 22 DCT Order

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New York Oneida Prevails in Property Dispute involving Reservation Lands

Here are the materials in Oneida Indian Nation v. Phillips (N.D. N.Y.): 32-1-oneida-motion-for-judgment.pdf 37-response.pdf 38-oneida-reply.pdf 39-1-motion-to-strike.pdf 40-response.pdf 42-surreply.pdf 43-dct-order.pdf Prior post here.

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Federal Court Declines Jurisdiction over Nisqually Officials under Ex parte Young

Here are the new materials in Bell v. City of Lacey (W.D. Wash.): 53-bell-response-to-tribe-mtd.pdf 58-dct-order.pdf Prior pleadings, including the tribe’s motion on the pleadings (docket no. 36), are here.

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Ninth Circuit Affirms Rule 19 Dismissal of Environmental Challenge to Four Corners Power Plant

Here is the opinion in Diné Citizens against Ruining Our Environment v. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Briefs here.

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Federal Court Dismisses Employment Action against Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Here are the materials in Wilson v. Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (D. Alaska): 32 Motion to Disqualify Counsel 49 Second Amended Complaint 51 Motion to Dismiss 56 US Statement re 32 57 Plaintiffs’ Response to 32 and 51 67-1 … Continue reading

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Fourth Circuit Favors Tribal Immunity in Williams v. Big Picture Loans LLC

Here is the opinion. Briefs here.

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Prisoner Complaint against Nisqually Tribe Dismissed

Here are the materials in Bell v. City of Lacey (W.D. Wash.): 9-complaint.pdf 36-tribe-motion-to-dismiss.pdf 39-response.pdf 40-tribe-reply.pdf 46-dct-order.pdf

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