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Mealey's Native American Law - Purdue Pharma Claims $10B Opioid Settlement, Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Posted on 16 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma L.P. on Sept. 15 announced that it has reached an agreement in principle to settle its opioid litigation for more than $10 billion and filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code (In Re... Read More

Mealey's Native American Law - Idaho Supreme Court Partly Reverses Ruling In Tribal Water Rights Case
Posted on 9 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

BOISE, Idaho - The Idaho Supreme Court on Sept. 5 affirmed in part and reversed in part a trial court's ruling on a Native American tribe's water rights in a water adjudication proceeding (In Re: Coeur d'Alene-Spokane River Basin Adjudication... Read More

Mealey's Native American Law - Tribal, Environmental Groups: Fracking Group Not Entitled To Intervene In Case
Posted on 9 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A Native American tribal group and advocates for the environment on Sept. 5 filed a brief in New Mexico federal court, arguing that a hydraulic fracturing trade group "failed to establish" that it should be allowed to intervene... Read More

Mealey's Native American Law - 10th Circuit Affirms Fatal DUI Crash Happened In Indian Country
Posted on 9 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

DENVER - A piece of land in New Mexico where a fatal drunken-driving crash happened is Indian country because the land was a grant from a prior sovereign and the exterior boundaries of the disputed land were confirmed by Congress as Indian land, the 10th... Read More

Mealey's Native American Law - Federal Judge: New Mexico Preserve Belongs To United States, Not Tribe
Posted on 5 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A New Mexico federal judge on Aug. 31 quieted title to a national preserve to the United States, rejecting an Indian tribe's claim that it held aboriginal title to the preserve lands (Pueblo of Jemez v. United States, et al., No... Read More

Mealey's Native American Law - Judge Boots Suit Against Tribal Defendants, Slams Plaintiff's 'Scurrilous' Conduct
Posted on 4 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

SEATTLE - A Washington federal judge on Aug. 29 awarded summary judgment to the remaining individual defendants on a former employee's qui tam false claims lawsuit against tribal health clinic officials and then slapped the ex-worker with sanctions... Read More

Mealey's Native American Law - Minnesota Appeals Court Upholds Tribes' Authority To Expel Nonmembers From Land
Posted on 4 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A tribal police officer did not arrest a nontribal member for drunken driving but merely detained him briefly so he could be transported to the reservation border for transfer to a county officer, the Minnesota Court of Appeals found... Read More

Mealey's Native American Law - Tribe Loses Discovery Row In 9th Circuit In Breach Of Contract, Fraud Suit
Posted on 3 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 28 denied mandamus relief to a California Indian tribe and its gaming agencies, allowing discovery to continue into a casino development company's claims that it is owed millions of dollars... Read More

Mealey's Native American Law - Disputed Tract Is Part Of Reservation, Washington Federal Judge Declares
Posted on 29 Aug 2019 by Mealeys

YAKIMA, Wash. - A Washington federal judge on Aug. 28 declared that a disputed 121,000-acre tract of land in the state "is located within the exterior boundaries of the Yakama Reservation established by the Treaty of 1855," that the state's... Read More

Mealey's Native American Law - 6th Circuit Affirms Validity Of Tribal Court Protection Order Against Outsider
Posted on 28 Aug 2019 by Mealeys

CINCINNATI - An Indian tribe has the authority under federal law to issue a civil protection order against a nonmember of the tribe, the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held Aug. 26 in affirming dismissal of an action by a nonmember against a Michigan... Read More

Mealey's Native American Law - Johnson & Johnson Ordered To Pay $572.1M For Oklahoma Opioid Abatement Program
Posted on 27 Aug 2019 by Mealeys

NORMAN, Okla. - An Oklahoma state court judge on Aug. 26 ordered Johnson & Johnson and subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. to pay $572.1 million to fund the first year of the state's opioid crisis abatement plan (Oklahoma, ex rel., Mike Hunter... Read More

Mealey's Native American Law - Martha's Vineyard Tribe Takes Bingo Hall Row Back To 1st Circuit
Posted on 26 Aug 2019 by Mealeys

BOSTON - A Massachusetts federal judge made clear in a recent third amended judgment on remand that while an Indian tribe is not subject to state or local gaming laws, it still must comply with general regulatory laws when building a gaming facility.... Read More

Mealey's Native American Law - Tribal Company's Claims Over California's Taxes Fail For Lack Of Jurisdiction
Posted on 16 Aug 2019 by Mealeys

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California can enforce various state laws implementing a tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) on a federally chartered corporation owned by the Big Sandy Rancheria Band of Western Mono Indians, a federal judge ruled Aug. 13 in... Read More

Mealey's Native American Law - No Separate Tracks For Government, Tribes In Equifax Data Breach Suit
Posted on 10 Aug 2019 by Mealeys

ATLANTA - In a pair of orders issued Aug. 6, a Georgia federal judge overseeing the multidistrict litigation over the 2017 data breach experienced by Equifax Inc. denied motions by the city of Chicago and three Native American tribes to establish separate... Read More

Mealey's Native American Law - United States Says All Evidence Must Be Considered For Tribe's Water Claims
Posted on 8 Aug 2019 by Mealeys

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - A California federal judge should look at all the evidence and reconsider his ruling that a Native American tribe lacks standing to assert water rights claims because the standing issue is an important legal question that the judge... Read More