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Filed Under: Law
Court won't make Miccosukee Tribe pay $4.1M in wrongful death (07/03)
Two tribal members were held responsible for the death of a woman in a drunken-driving accident but they haven't paid.

Filed Under: Cobell | Law
Disputes over attorney fees in Cobell lawsuit still in mediation (07/02)
Some $13.6 million has been claimed by the Native American Rights Fund and a solo practitioner.

Filed Under: Law
Loretta Tuell and Heather Dawn Thompson join Greenberg Traurig (06/26)
Tuell and Thompson are called an Indian law and policy dream team.

Filed Under: Opinion
Gabe Galanda: Jack Abramoff's playbook still being deployed (06/23)
Attorney Gabe Galanda says law firms and lobbyists have learned a few tricks from Jack Abramoff.

Filed Under: Law | Trust
Navajo Nation to settle trust mismanagement lawsuit for $554M (06/02)
Deal represents the largest tribal settlement so far.

Filed Under: Cobell | Law
Black Farmers Association leader sues for share of Cobell fees (05/16)
John Boyd lobbied the Obama administration and Congress to pass a bill that included the $3.4 billion settlement.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | World
Law firm to pay $15M and withdraw from tribal case in Ecuador (05/08)
The Patton Boggs law firm has agreed to pay $15 million and withdraw from a case involving a tribe in Ecuador that accused energy giant Chevron of polluting the environment.

Filed Under: Law
James Meggesto joins Indian law practice at Holland & Knight (03/18)
James Meggesto, a member of the Onondaga Nation of New York, has joined the Indian law practice at Holland & Knight.

Filed Under: Law
Indian-owned law firm opens newest office in Washington, D.C. (02/19)
Rosette LLP, a majority Indian-owned law firm, has opened an office in Washington, D.C.

Filed Under: Law
Attorney on trial over alleged theft of $1M from Seminole Tribe (11/19)
An attorney is on trial in federal court for allegedly stealing overcharging the Seminole Tribe of Florida by more than $1 million.

Filed Under: Law | National
Cherokee Nation to fight request for $1M in fees in ICWA case (11/08)
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma will fight a request for $1 million in fees in an Indian Child Welfare Act case that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Filed Under: Law | National
Attorneys seek $1M from Cherokee father and Cherokee Nation (11/06)
The attorneys for a non-Indian couple that adopted a Cherokee girl are seeking $1 million in fees from the biological father and the Cherokee Nation.

Filed Under: Law
Judge dismisses Miccosukee Tribe's suit against ex-chairman (10/03)
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit that the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida filed against its former chairman Billy Cypress.

Filed Under: Cobell | National | Politics
Keith Harper faces hostile Sen. McCain at nomination hearing (09/25)
An old controversy surfaced on Tuesday as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee took up the nomination of Keith Harper, a member of the Cherokee Nation, to serve in an ambassador-rank post.

Filed Under: Law | National
KUOW: Protest against disenrollments within Nooksack Tribe (09/23)
About a hundred people marched to protest the pending removal of 306 people by the Nooksack Tribe of Washington.

Filed Under: Law
Narragansett Tribe wins decision in suit from former attorney (09/10)
The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island has won a decision in a lawsuit that was filed by a former attorney.

Filed Under: Law
Narragansett Tribe seeks dismissal of lawsuit by former lawyer (08/08)
The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a former attorney.

Filed Under: National | Politics | Technology
Apology sought for Twitter post about Tohono O'odham leader (07/25)
Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona) is demanding an apology from a Washington, D.C., attorney for a Twitter post about Tohono O'odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris Jr.

Filed Under: Cobell
Another dispute over attorney fees in Cobell trust fund suit (07/19)
A nonprofit that supported the Cobell trust fund lawsuit is seeking $4.5 million from the $3.4 billion settlement to the case.

Filed Under: Cobell
Nonprofit sues Cobell lawsuit team for share of attorney fees (07/17)
The nonprofit Lannan Foundation has filed suit against the attorneys who handled the Cobell trust fund lawsuit.

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