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Filed Under: Law
Miccosukee Tribe seeks removal of judge in dispute with lawyers (09/11)
The tribe has accused three of its former attorneys of malpractice and fraud.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Audit uncovers questionable spending by leaders of Paskenta Band (09/03)
The tribe released a highly-anticipated audit of its finances to its members on Monday.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: Indian farmers question Keepseagle attorneys (08/22)
The plaintiffs of the historic Keepseagle lawsuit that pitted the Native American farmers and ranchers against the United States Department of Agriculture are now questioning the reliability of their own counsel.

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.

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