Category Archives: economic development

Georgia Appellate Court Vacates Arbitration Award against Guidiville Band of the Pomo Indians

Here is the opinion in Churchill Financial Management Corp. v. ClearNexus Inc. (Ga. Ct. App.): Ga Ct App Opinion An excerpt: Most courts that have addressed this issue have determined that tribal sovereign immunity extends to entities known as chartered … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses Wisconsin Oneida Suit over Renewable Energy

Here are the materials in Oneida Seven Generations Corporation v. City of Green Bay (E.D. Wis.): 10 Green Bay Motion to Dismiss 14 Opposition to 10 17 Reply 19 DCT Order An excerpt: Plaintiffs Oneida Seven Generations Corporation (OSGC) and Green … Continue reading

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Contract Breach Action against Pinoleville Pomo Nation

Here are the materials so far in Forster-Gill Inc. v. Pinoleville Pomo Nation First Amended Complaint Motion to Quash Opposition to Motion to Quash Reply to Motion to Quash

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Tenth Circuit Remands Great Plains Lending Dispute for Jurisdictional Discovery on Immunity Defense

Here is the unpublished opinion in Finn v. Great Plains Lending LLC. Briefs and other materials here.

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Federal Court Holds Contraband Cigarettes Trafficking Act Requirements Apply to Tribal Corporations

Here are the materials in Ho-Chunk Inc. v. Sessions (D.D.C.): 7 US Motion for Summary J 11-3 HCI Cross Motion 14 US Reply 16 HCI Reply 17 HCI Supplemental Brief 18 US Response to 17 20 HCI Reply in Support … Continue reading

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DOI Consultation Notice on DOI Reorganization

Download(PDF): Tribal Listening Sessions on E.O. 13871: Reorganization of the Executive Branch Acting Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Michael S. Black, invites Tribal leaders to attend one of the listed listening sessions to provide input on improving “efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability” … Continue reading

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Note to Tribes Hoping for a Coal Comeback — Prepare for the Worst

There’s a new report on the coal industry Indian country should be reading. It concludes, “President Trump’s efforts to roll back environmental regulations will not materially improve economic conditions in America’s coal communities.” HT.

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American Indian tribe fights Texas to keep bingo center open

From the AP: Here.

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Fletcher: “New Divisions in Indian Country over Energy Justice”

Here: New Divisions In Indian Country Over Energy Justice By Matthew Fletcher, Michigan State University College of LawMay 2, 2017, 11:35 AM EDT Matthew L.M. Fletcher The new administration’s undoing of the Obama administration’s clean environment rules, especially hydraulic fracking regulations and the Clean … Continue reading

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Initial Observations about Lewis v. Clarke

Opinion and materials here. The initial impact could be very big. The holding is pretty broad, bringing in the doctrine of official immunity to the tribal context without the same grounding or context as state and federal official immunity doctrines. … Continue reading

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