Federal Court Rejects Nonmember Challenge to Tribal Member Probated Estate

Here are the materials in Estate of Raymond P. Sauser v. United States (D. S.D.):

18 Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings

19 US Response

20 Reply

22 DCT Order

An excerpt:

Because James Raymond Sauser’s Renunciation of interest in the Trust Land was untimely filed, the IBIA was correct to not consider it when rendering its decision. In order to be valid, the Renunciation needed to be filed with the ALJ prior to the issuance of his final order. In addition, the ALJ and IBIA reasonably interpreted the Decedent’s will and gave effect to its provisions. This Court finds that neither the ALJ nor the IBIA acted arbitrarily and capriciously as defined in the Administrative Procedure Act.

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