Tag Archives: District of Kansas

Federal Court Dismisses Habeas Petition by Kickapoo Member for Failure to Exhaust Tribal Remedies

Here are the materials in Darnell v. Merchant (D. Kan.): 1 Habeas Petition 15 Response 17 Reply 33 DCT Order An excerpt: Petitioner Bobbie Darnell, a member of the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas (the “Tribe”), filed a Petition for Writ … Continue reading

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Materials in Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas ICRA Habeas Matter

Here are the materials so far in Darnell v. Merchant (D. Kan.): 1 Habeas Petition 10 DCT Order to Show Cause 12 Motion to Disqualify Counsel 15 Response to 1 & 10 16 Response to 12 18 Reply in Support … Continue reading

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Quapaw Brings IGRA Good Faith Negotiations Suit against Kansas

Here is the complaint in Quapaw Tribe v. State of Kansas (D. Kan.): 1 Complaint

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Kansas’ Challenge to Quapaw Trust Land Acquisition Dismissed

Here are the materials in State of Kansas ex rel. Schmidt v. National Indian Gaming Commission (D. Kan.): 43 US Motion to Dismiss 51 Quapaw Motion to Dismiss 56 Opposition to 51 60 Opposition to 43 68 Quapaw Reply 88 US … Continue reading

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Federal Court Holds ERISA Abrogates Tribal Immunity

Here are the materials in Coppe v. Sac & Fox Casino Healthcare Plan (D. Kan.): 32 Motion to Dismiss 34 Opposition 37 Reply 47 DCT Order An excerpt: The statutory language of ERISA in 29 U.S.C. § 1002(32) demonstrates that … Continue reading

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Government Moves to Dismiss Kansas Challenge to NIGC Indian Lands Opinion re: Quapaw

Here are the materials so far in State of Kansas v. National Indian Gaming Commission (D. Kan.): 43 US Motion to Dismiss Complaint here.

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Federal Court Holds Tribal Exhaustion Doctrine Does Not Apply to ERISA Claims

Here are the materials in Coppe v. Sac & Fox Casino Healthcare Plan (D. Kan.): 9 Sac and Fox Motion to Dismiss 13 Response 14 Reply 15 DCT Order An excerpt: This case is now before the court upon a motion … Continue reading

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Kansas Sues NIGC over Quapaw Indian Lands Opinion

Here is the complaint in State of Kansas v. National Indian Gaming Commission (D. Kan.): 1 Complaint An excerpt: In this action, the Plaintiffs challenge and seek relief from the November 21, 2014 determination of National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses Slip-and-Fall Action against Wyandotte Casino in Kansas

Here are the materials in Johnson v. Wyandotte Tribe of Oklahoma (D. Kan.): 7 Wyandotte Motion to Dismiss 12 Johnson Response 15 Wyandotte Reply 19 DCT Order An excerpt: Plaintiff brings this personal injury action against the Wyandotte Nation for … Continue reading

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Kickapoo Water Rights Claim Fails

Here are the materials in Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas v. Black (D. Kan.): 248 Watershed District Motion for Summary J 291 Kickapoo Motion for Summary J 301 DCT Order An excerpt: As is evidenced … Continue reading

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