Modoc Nation and FAA Prevail in Challenge to Airport Sale to Tribe

Here is the unpublished order in Tule Lake Committee v. FAA:

Jaune Smith

Federal Court Dismisses Federal Claims in Challenge to Sale of Tule Lake Airport to Modoc Nation

Here are the materials in Tule Lake Committee v. FAA (E.D. Cal.):

1 Complaint

7 FAA Motion to Dismiss

12 Modoc Nation Motion to Dismiss

13 City Motion to Dismiss

15 Opposition to 7

16 Opposition to 13

17 Opposition to 12

18 Tribe Reply

19 City Reply

20 FAA Reply

22 DCt Order

Prior suit here.

Materials in FLSA/Tribal Immunity Case

Looks like an interesting case — whether a tribe is liable for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act in allegedly failing to properly pay overtime wages in a TANF program run by the tribal government (the answer is no).

Here are the materials in Noriega v. Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indian Tribe (C.D. Cal.):

DCT Order to Dismiss Noriega Complaint

Torres Martinez Tribe Motion to Dismiss

Noriega Opposition

Torres Martinez Reply

Shingle Springs Petition for Review Denied

Here is the news article via Pechanga announcing the California Supreme Court’s order. And here are the briefs:

Shingle Springs Petition for Review

Answer to Petition for Review

FMLA Claim against Soaring Eagle Casino Dismissed

Here is the court order in Sober v. Soaring Eagle Casino (E.D. Mich.), dismissed on grounds that the plaintiff failed to exhaust tribal court remedies (she did not appeal tribal court’s dismissal of her claim to the tribal court of appeals) — Sober v Soaring Eagle DCT Order

Here are the materials:

SCIT Motion to Dismiss

Sober Tribal Court Order