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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 - 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 - Teen's Suit Against Washington Post Over MAGA Viral Video Dismissed By Judge
Posted on 29 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

COVINGTON, Ky. - The Washington Post did not defame a Kentucky teenager who was the subject of a viral video of him wearing a MAGA hat confronting a Native American on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial because the statements the newspaper made in several... Read More

Mealey's Native American Law - Former Worker Barred From Suing Indian Casino Under Title VII, Magistrate Says
Posted on 26 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - A woman who formerly worked for an Indian casino cannot sue the casino for employment discrimination because, as an arm of a federally recognized Indian tribe, the casino is not an "employer" under Title VII of the Civil Rights... Read More

Mealey's Native American Law - Justices Decline To Review Ruling Allowing Injury Claims Against Tribe, Casino
Posted on 24 Jun 2019 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 agreed with the U.S. government and denied a petition for certiorari challenging an Alabama Supreme Court decision that an Indian tribe is not protected by tribal sovereign immunity from tort claims... Read More

Mealey's Native American Law - South Dakota Supreme Court Says Ex-Employee's Case Against Tribal School Preempted
Posted on 21 Jun 2019 by Mealeys

PIERRE, S.D. - Wrongful termination claims leveled by a former principal at an Indian school are preempted by federal laws providing for the education of Native American children, the South Dakota Supreme Court held June 19 in affirming dismissal of the... Read More

Mealey's Native American Law - High Court Rejects Petition Over $8.25 Million Award To Tribe For CERCLA Costs
Posted on 11 Jun 2019 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that an Indian tribe is entitled to recover more than $8.25 million in response costs from a Canadian industrial polluter stands after the U.S. Supreme Court on June 10 declined to review... Read More

Mealey's Native American Law - Justices Deny Cert For Tribal Tobacco Company's Challenge To Taxation
Posted on 11 Jun 2019 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - An Indian tobacco company must pay federal excise taxes on its products, despite the language of an 1855 treaty, after the U.S. Supreme Court on June 10 denied the company's petition for certiorari, letting stand a Ninth Circuit... Read More

Mealey's Native American Law - Parties Say United States' GVR Proposal For Tribe's Tort Case Should Be Rejected
Posted on 7 Jun 2019 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court should decline the federal government's suggestion to grant review, vacate and remand an Alabama Supreme Court decision that an Indian tribe is not protected by tribal sovereign immunity from tort claims in... Read More

Mealey's Native American Law - Governments, Tribes Seek Settlement OK For Restoration Of Washington Bay
Posted on 5 Jun 2019 by Mealeys

SEATTLE - The United States, the state of Washington and Native American tribes filed a consent decree on June 3 in federal court to settle claims they brought in a complaint filed the same day for damages to natural resources from the release of oil... Read More

Mealey's Native American Law - Tribal School Business Gets Summary Judgment On Ex-Worker's Bias Claims
Posted on 30 May 2019 by Mealeys

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A New Mexico federal judge on May 29 awarded summary judgment to a tribal school nonprofit business on a former employee's pregnancy discrimination claims after finding that the business meets the definition of "Indian tribe"... Read More

Mealey's Native American Law - California Tribe Says Injury Suit Against Casino Belongs In Tribal Court
Posted on 30 May 2019 by Mealeys

SAN DIEGO - A California Native American tribe on May 24 removed a state court personal injury action to federal court based on subject matter jurisdiction and the tribe's Patron Tort Claims Ordinance, under which the tribe waives its sovereign immunity... Read More

Mealey's Native American Law - United States: GVR Proper If Tribe Enacts New Law Waiving Tort Suit Immunity
Posted on 24 May 2019 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Alabama Supreme Court went against U.S. Supreme Court precedent when it held that an Indian tribe is not protected by tribal sovereign immunity from tort claims in a car crash negligence suit, but certiorari is not warranted at... Read More

Mealey's Native American Law - Circuit Split On Taxing Tribal Tobacco Businesses Demands Cert, Justices Told
Posted on 22 May 2019 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals' ruling that an Indian tobacco company must pay federal excise taxes on its products, despite the language of an 1855 treaty, creates a split among the circuit courts that is much more entrenched... Read More

Mealey's Native American Law - Girl Awarded $1.1 Million For Tribal Officer's Actions In Crash That Killed Family
Posted on 22 May 2019 by Mealeys

PRESCOTT, Ariz. - The United States must pay a Japanese teenager $1.1 million for the negligence of a tribal police officer whose continued pursuit of a drunken driver caused a head-on crash that killed her parents and brother, an Arizona federal judge... Read More

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