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The Seminole Tribe must pay utility taxes to the state of Florida, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled for a second time.
A long-time health employee alleged she was replaced by someone much younger.
The dispute arose after a former employee sued the tribe in California state court.
For the second time, a federal appeals court has refused to undermine the status of the Alabama tribe's reservation.
H.R.5486, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Land Reaffirmation Act, protects the Alabama tribe from ongoing litigation.
The development wasn't a major setback since the tribe won a significant ruling before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Litigation involving the state taxation of Indian tribes and associated activities performed on Indian lands has grown in recent years given the increase in the number and scope of for-profit transactions engaged in by Indian tribes and non-Indian businesses.
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the federal government cannot be sued due to its sovereign immunity.
The tribe needed a new leader because former chairman Colley Billie was removed from office last November amid allegations of $82 million in financial mismanagement.
Tribal members accused Colley Billie of removing $82 million from a reserve account tied to an ongoing taxation dispute.
The Supreme Court has described the rule that state and local governments may not tax Indians in Indian county as 'categorical.' The rule is far less clear where non-Indians are concerned, however.
In a unanimous decision, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a rental tax that was imposed on the reservation.
The long-running dispute could be headed back to the Supreme Court.
Chairman Colley Billie claimed immunity but the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals said the tribe's sovereignty is not superior to that of the United States.
A federal judge blocked the state from imposing utility and rental taxes on the reservation.
Indian inmates in Alabama are being prevented from growing long hair.
The tribe sought a refund for gasoline taxes paid to the state.
The new Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act, which became law in September, is now an issue in the case.
A December 15 hearing could determine whether Chairman Colley Billie is held in contempt for refusing to turn over financial information about tribal members.
Attorney discusses decision involving a defunct online lender that was based on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation.
The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to hear a series of challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which includes the Indian Health Care Improvement Act. In an...
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined a petition in Miccosukee Tribe v. Kraus-Anderson Construction, a tribal court jurisdiction case. The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida won a $1.65 million tribal...
The U.S. Supreme Court will be considering petitions in four Indian law cases next month. On June 16, the justices will consider Miccosukee Tribe v. Kraus-Anderson Construction, a tribal court...
At the request of the U.S. Supreme Court, the Department of Justice submitted a brief in Miccosukee Tribe v. Kraus-Anderson Construction, a tribal court jurisdiction case. Government attorneys are urging...
The U.S. Supreme Court today asked for the views of the Department of Justice in Miccosukee Tribe v. Kraus-Anderson Construction, a tribal court jurisdiction case. The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida...