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|Southern Ute Sues to Bar Applying BLM's Fracking Rule to Tribal Oil and Gas|
Lynn H. Slade; Modrall Sperling;
September 18, 2015, previously published on September 8, 2015The Case: The Southern Ute Indian Tribe (Tribe) filed suit on June 18, 2015 in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado1 against the Department of the Interior challenging the Department's new hydraulic fracturing rule for federal and Indian lands (BLM Frac Rule).2
|Pueblo of Jemez v. United States: Tenth Circuit Resurrects Land Claim - Unique Circumstance or Cloudy Title on the Horizon?|
Deana M. Bennett, Walter E. Stern; Modrall Sperling;
September 7, 2015, previously published on August 27, 2015On June 26, 2015, in Pueblo of Jemez v. the United States,1 the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit reversed a district court ruling that had dismissed the Pueblo of Jemez' (Pueblo) claim seeking the return to the Pueblo ownership of lands within a Spanish land grant recently...
|Enforceability of Arbitration Provisions in Agreements with Tribes or Tribal Entities|
Deana M. Bennett, Lynn H. Slade; Modrall Sperling;
July 16, 2015, previously published on July 15, 2015Over the past few years, federal courts have seen an influx of cases involving challenges to "payday" lending agreements referencing tribal law or courts, and involving Western Sky Financial, LLC and/or related entities or persons. Some of these agreements include an arbitration provision...
|Indian Reserved Water Rights: Groundwater Included|
Maria O'Brien, Sarah M. Stevenson; Modrall Sperling;
June 25, 2015, previously published on June 19, 2015Most Native American tribes have at least some land that was reserved by the federal government for the purpose of creating a homeland for the Tribe. Under the Winters doctrine, established by the United States Supreme Court in 1908,1 the reservation generally includes some amount of water...
|Federal District Court Upholds Uranium Mining Within a Traditional Cultural Property Without Further NEPA Review and With Abbreviated NHPA Consultation|
Joan E. Drake; Modrall Sperling;
June 18, 2015, previously published on June 4, 2015On April 7, 2015, in Grand Canyon Trust v. Williams,1 the United States District Court for the District of Arizona granted summary judgment to the U.S. Forest Service ("USFS") on claims brought by the Grand Canyon Trust ("Trust") that USFS violated the National Environmental...
|Balancing Opposing Cultural and Religious Beliefs on a Shared Reservation: Agency Consideration of "Native American Culture" Not Enough to Demonstrate Narrowly Tailored Compelling Interest|
Lynn H. Slade, Sarah M. Stevenson; Modrall Sperling;
June 18, 2015, previously published on May 28, 2015In Northern Arapaho Tribe v. Ashe,1 the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming contrasted two tribes' eagle interests, the First Amendment, the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, and the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision to conclude that the Fish and Wildlife's decision to...
|BLM Publishes New Rule for Hydraulic Fracturing; Oil and Gas Groups Bring Challenge|
Stuart R. Butzier; Modrall Sperling;
April 21, 2015, previously published on March 31, 2015On March 26, 2015, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published in the Federal Register its much anticipated new regulatory rule governing hydraulic fracturing (HF) operations conducted on federal and Indian lands. 80 Fed. Reg. 16128-16222 (March 26, 2015). The rule culminates a public process...
|The U.S. Teams Up with the Native Americans Against Pro-Football, Inc.|
Roberta S. Bren; Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.;
February 25, 2015, previously published on January 21, 2015A Notice of Intervention was filed on January 9, 2015 by the Solicitor General to defend the constitutionality of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1052(a).
|Key Takeaways for Foreign Franchisors in India Upon Delhi High Court's Anti-Arbitration Injunction|
Saionton Basu; Duane Morris;
February 18, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015McDonald's has tasted significant success operating under a hybrid-franchise model in India since 1994. A recent spat with its joint venture partner, Vikram Bakshi, has brought to light several issues of which foreign franchisors in India should be aware.
|DOJ Seeks UIGEA Injunction Against California Indian Tribe|
Christopher L. Soriano; Duane Morris LLP;
January 23, 2015, previously published on December 4, 2014In early November 2014, the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, an Indian tribe in California, began offering internet bingo over a website to patrons age 18 and older, regardless of whether they were located on tribal lands. The State of California sued, claiming that the authority to offer online bingo...