Tag Archives: tribal per capita payments

Miccosukee Tribal Members Petition for Relief from IRS

Here are the various Tax Court petitions: Billie Petition Tigertail Petition J. Cypress Petition E. Cypress Petition

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Tribal Gaming Per Cap Payments May Decrease Labor Productivity and Increase Fertility (?!?!)

Here is a study of the effects of gaming per capita payments on tribal members of three Michigan tribes (Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, and Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians). In line with the 1491s’ hilarious video … Continue reading

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In re Howley Part 2 — Tribal Per Cap Still Subject to Bankruptcy Award

Here: In re Howley Order after Motion to Amend Earlier materials in the same proceeding are here.

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Prisoner Challenge to Tribal Per Cap Garnishment Rejected by Eighth Circuit

Here are the materials in United States v. Whitetail: CA8 Opinion in Whitetail Whitetail Brief US Brief in Whitetail Whitetail Reply

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Seminole/Hard Rock Credit Rating Affected by Distribution of Casino Revenues to Tribal Members

From St. Pete Times: Two top credit rating agencies Wednesday downgraded their ratings on the Seminole Tribe of Florida, citing chronic problems with the tribe’s internal financial controls governing funds associated with their extensive casino gambling operations. The downgrade reflects … Continue reading

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Mohegan Sun Officials Assuage Financial Community

From the New London Day via Pechanga: The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority reduces stipends to tribal members when changes like the current economic downturn warrant it, casino officials told the financial community today. Mohegan Sun also has a stable management … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses Pro Se Claim for Tribal Per Cap

Here is the opinion ins Springer v. Griffin (D. Neb.), a claim against the Omaha Tribe — Springer v Griffin An excerpt: Liberally construed, Plaintiff brings his claims pursuant to the Indian Gaming Regulation Act (“IGRA”). 25 U.S.C. §§ 2701-2721. The … Continue reading

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California Court of Appeals Decides Calculation of Tribal Per Cap in Child Support Dispute

Here is the opinion in M.S. v. O.S. An excerpt: In this paternity action, O.S. appeals an order requiring him to pay child support for his young twins. He contends the trial court abused its discretion by including in his … Continue reading

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A Hidden Cost of Tribal Per Capita Payments?

Standards and Poor’s lowered the credit rating of the Mashantucket Pequot Nation (H/T Indianz), making this statement: The ‘BB-‘ rating reflects the Tribe’s high debt leverage, limited geographic diversity, and significant historical and expected distributions to Tribal members. These factors … Continue reading

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Seminole Tribe Per Caps Sufficient to Cover Child Support

The Florida Court of Appeals held that the Seminole tribe’s per capita payments are sufficient to relieve at least one father of child support obligations. Here is the opinion in Cypress v. Jumper. H/T Falmouth

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