Tag Archives: tribal sovereign immunity

Federal Court Dismisses Counterclaim to Tribe’s Quiet Title Action

Here are the materials in Grindstone Indian Rancheria v. Olliff (E.D. Cal.): 1 Complaint 16 Motion to Dismiss Counterclaim 18 Opposition 19 Reply 21 DCT Order

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Federal Court Dismisses All But One Claim in Long-running Dahlstrom v. United States [wrongful discharge from Sauk-Siuattle]

Here are the materials in Dahlstrom v. United States (W.D. Wash.): 69 us motion to dismiss 73 opposition 75 reply 77 dct order dismissing second amended complaint    

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Federal Court Rejects Tribal Jurisdiction, Orders Arbitration, in Oilfield Equipment Contract Dispute

Here are the materials in Halcon Operating Co. Inc. v. Rez Rock N Water LLC (D.N.D.): 5 Motion for PI 19 Motion to Dismiss 22 Response to 19 23 Reply in Support of 19 29 DCT Order

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Federal Dismisses Amended Complaint in Caddo Nation Sacred Sites Suit against Wichita & Affiliated Tribes

Here are the materials in Caddo Nation of Oklahoma v. Wichita and Affiliated Tribes (W.D. Okla.): 60 amended complaint 63 motion to dismiss 66 response 67 reply 68 dct order

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Update in Williams & Cochrane LLP v. Quechan Tribe

Here are updated materials in Williams & Cochrane LLP v. Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Reservation (S.D. Cal.): 39 First Amended Complaint 71-1 Motion to File Supplemental Complaint 91 Response to 71 93 Reply in Support of 71 94 Quechan … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Skokomish v. Forsman

Here is the unpublished opinion: 17-35336 docket 47_6.18.2018 Briefs here.

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Federal Court Denies Warm Springs Rule 19 Motion, Holding Clean Water Act Abrogates Tribal Immunity

Here are the materials in Deschutes River Alliance v. Portland General Electric Company (D. Or.): 74 Motion to Dismiss 76 Response 78 Reply 103 DCT Order

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Federal Court Dismisses Most Claims in Battle of Law Firms over Quechan Legal Work

Here are the materials in Williams & Cochrane LLP v. Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Reservation (S.D. Cal.): 50-1 motion to dismiss 51-1 motion to disqualify 53-1 rosette motion to dismiss 73 williams response to 50 74 williams response … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses Employee Action against Wisconsin Oneida

Here are the materials in Delebreau v. Danforth (E.D. Wis.): 39 motion to dismiss 45 response 48 opposition 49 reply 56 dct order

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Greg Ablavsky Commentary on Upper Skagit Decision

Gregory Ablavsky has posted “Upper Skagit v. Lundgren: Deceptively Straightforward Case Raises Fundamental Questions about Native Nations, History, and Sovereignty” on Stanford Law School’s blog. Here are excerpts: This decision provoked the ire of Justice Thomas, who, in a lengthy … Continue reading

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