Tag Archives: Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians

North Dakota SCT Issues Tribal Court Jurisdiction Decision

Here is the opinion in Gustafson v. Poitra. Briefs: appellant brief appellee brief

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North Dakota SCT Asserts Concurrent Jurisdiction over Nonmember Indian Child Support Orders

Here is the opinion in State v. Peltier. Briefs: peltier brief state brief

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North Dakota State Court Declines Jurisdiction over Bank’s Foreclosure of Trust Land at Turtle Mountain

Here is the opinion in Turtle Mountain State Bank v. Delorme: Rolette County District Court Order

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New Book: “Claiming Turtle Mountain’s Constitution: The History, Legacy, and Future of a Tribal Nation’s Founding Documents” by Keith Richotte

Claiming Turtle Mountain’s Constitution: The History, Legacy, and Future of a Tribal Nation’s Founding Documents By Keith Richotte Jr. In an auditorium in Belcourt, North Dakota, on a chilly October day in 1932, Robert Bruce and his fellow tribal citizens held … Continue reading

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Federal Court Complaint in Turtle Mountain Reservation Leasing Dispute

Here is the complaint in Grenier v. Delorme (D.N.D.): 1 Complaint + Exhibits An excerpt: On or about March 18, 2010, Plaintiffs and Defendant entered into a ten – year Lease of Real Estate (“Lease”) for Defendant’s land located at … Continue reading

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N. Dakota SCT Rules in Favor of Tribal Jurisdiction in Utility Regulation Dispute

Here is the opinion in North Central Electrical Coop., Inc. v. North Dakota Public Service Commission. An excerpt: North Central Electric Cooperative appeals from a district court judgment affirming a Public Service Commission order dismissing North Central’s complaint against Otter … Continue reading

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N. Dakota SCT Briefs in State Utility Jurisdiction Case Involving Turtle Mountain

Here are the briefs in North Dakota Electric Cooperative Inc. v. North Dakota Public Service Commission: North Central Elec Coop Brief N.D. Public Service Commission Brief Otter Tail Power Co Brief Turtle Mountain Brief

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Uniband v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue Opinion

Here. P is a Delaware corporation, wholly owned by T, an Indian tribe. For the years at issue P attempted to file consolidated returns with C, another corporation wholly owned by T. P contends that T is the common parent … Continue reading

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Agamenv LLC v. Lavedure

North Dakota federal district court refrains from issuing a TRO in a dispute between Turtle Mountain Tribal Council, Tribal Court, and gaming company. Order Complaint-FDC Brief Complaint-tribal court Ex Parte TRO – tribal court Motion to Withdraw TRO-tribal court  

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Federal Court Declines to Certify Class in Truth-In-Lending/Usury Claims against Auto Dealers Near Turtle Mountain

Here are selected materials in Delorme v. Autos, Inc. (D. N.D.): DCT Order Denying Motion to Certify Class Delorme Motion for Summary Judgment — Fed Truth in Lending [includes many of the sales documents] Delorme Motion for Summary Judgment — Usery … Continue reading

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