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Eighth Circuit Enjoins Pursuit of Tribal Remedies in Minerals Royalties Dispute

Here is the opinion in Enerplus Resources (USA) Corporation v. Wilkinson. Materials here.

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Federal Court Orders Mushroom Company to Keep Exhausting Tribal Remedies

Here are the materials in Rincon Mushroom Corporation of America v. Mazzetti (S.D. Cal.): 83-1 Motion to Reopen 84 Response 91 Reply 92-1 Second Motion to Reopen 93 Response 94 Reply 95 DCT Order Prior posts here.

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Tenth Circuit Orders Exhaustion of Tribal Remedies over Trespass Claim Involving Nonmember Police Officers

Here is the opinion in Norton v. Ute Indian Tribe. An excerpt: We conclude that the district court erred in excusing the officers from exhaustion of tribal remedies with respect to the Tribe’s trespass claim, which alleges that the officers … Continue reading

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Federal Court Denies TRO in Matter it Already Dismissed under the Tribal Exhaustion Doctrine

Here are the new materials in Acres v. Blue Lake Rancheria (N.D. Cal.): 53 Motion for TRO 54 DCT Order Denying TRO Prior posts here.

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Federal Court Again Dismisses Challenge to Blue Lake Rancheria Tribal Court Jurisdiction

Here are the materials in Acres v. Blue Lake Rancheria (N.D. Cal.): 39-blue-lake-motion 41-opposition 48-dct-minute-order 50-dct-order-written An excerpt: Plaintiff James Acres seeks declaratory and injunctive relief against the Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe (“Tribe”), the Blue Lake Rancheria Tribal Court (“Tribal … Continue reading

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Cedarville Rancheria Prevails in Tribal Exhaustion Matter

Here are the materials in Knighton v. Cedarville Rancheria of Northern Paiute Indians (E.D. Cal.): 1 Complaint 10 Motion to Dismiss 14 Opposition 15 Reply 17 DCT Order An excerpt: Plaintiff Duanna Knighton, the former Tribal Administrator for defendant Cedarville … Continue reading

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Federal Court Orders Exhaustion in Claims involving Interpretation of Navajo Insurance Law

Here are the materials in Progressive Advanced Insurance Company v. Worker (D. Ariz.): 11 Motion to Dismiss 15 Response 16 Reply 17 DCT Order An excerpt: The Court determines that the tribal courts of the Navajo Nation have a colorable or … Continue reading

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Federal Court Stays Discovery after Blue Lake Tribal Judge Recuses

Here are the materials in Acres v. Blue Lake Rancheria (N.D. Cal.): 33-motion-to-reconsider 34-response-to-motion-to-reconsider 38-dct-order-granting-motion-for-reconsideration Prior order here.

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Federal Court Rejects ICRA Habeas Effort to Avoid Paying Tribal Court Costs (after a failed election dispute)

Here are the materials in Scudero v. Moran (D. Alaska): 17-motion-to-dismiss 18-response 23-reply 24-second-response 27-second-reply 29-order

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Tribal Remedies Held Exhausted in AMERIND Risk Management Corporation v. Blackfeet Housing

Here are the materials in AMERIND Risk Management Corporation v. Blackfeet Housing (D. N.M.): 12-blackfeet-motion-to-dismiss 17-response 19-reply 20-dct-order

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