Description Date Docket #
Pakootas v. Teck Cominco Metals, Ltd.
United States Ninth Circuit
Water Law, Environmental Law, Indian Law
Affirmed that the operator of a lead and zinc smelter in Canada that dumped industrial waste into the Columbia River was jointly and severally liable...
09/14/2018 16-35742
In re E.H.
California Court of Appeal
Indian Law, Juvenile Law
Reversed a judgment terminating a mother's parental rights. The mother contended that her child was of Native American ancestry and that the county...
09/07/2018 D073635
Narragansett Indian Tribe v. Rhode Island Department of Transportation
United States First Circuit
Construction, Government Law, Indian Law
Affirmed the dismissal of an Indian tribe's complaint against federal and Rhode Island agencies concerning a highway bridge reconstruction. The tribe...
08/30/2018 17-1951
Chippewa Cree Tribe v. US Department of the Interior
United States Ninth Circuit
Indian Law
Denied an Indian tribe's petition for review of an order of the Department of the Interior which had required the tribe to stop retaliating against a...
08/21/2018 15-71772
Crow Creek Sioux Tribe v. US
United States Federal Circuit
Indian Law, Water Law
Affirmed the dismissal of a federally recognized Indian tribe's lawsuit seeking damages and injunctive relief for the alleged taking and mismanagement...
08/17/2018 17-2340
Gila River Indian Community v. US Department of Veterans Affairs
United States Ninth Circuit
Indian Law, Military Law, Health Law
Affirmed dismissal of an Indian tribe's claim that the Department of Veterans Affairs must reimburse it for the care it provides veterans at its...
08/15/2018 17-15629
US v. King Mountain Tobacco Co., Inc.
United States Ninth Circuit
Tax Law, Indian Law
Held that a tribal manufacturer of tobacco products was liable for delinquent tobacco excise taxes and penalties. The manufacturer, which operates on...
08/13/2018 14-36055
State of California v. Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel
United States Ninth Circuit
Gaming Law, Indian Law, Cyberspace Law
Affirmed that a federally recognized Indian tribe was prohibited from operating an internet bingo casino. The State of California and the United...
08/02/2018 17-55150
In re Collin
California Court of Appeal
Indian Law, Family Law
Affirmed an order terminating parental rights. The parents had appealed the order and the Cherokee Nation intervened to keep the child with the...
07/27/2018 D072988
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
United States Federal Circuit
Drugs & Biotech, Patent, Indian Law, Intellectual Property
Affirmed that tribal sovereign immunity could not be asserted in a patent proceeding. A pharmaceutical company involved in a dispute over an eye...
07/20/2018 18-1638

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