Judge Dismisses Claims Against Tribal Officers Over Casino Land Applications

Mealey's (September 17, 2015, 11:20 AM EDT) -- GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Claims by the State of Michigan that 13 directors of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians illegally filed applications to have two parcels taken into trust so the tribe can build casinos on the sites are barred by the tribe’s sovereign immunity, a federal judge ruled Sept. 16 in dismissing all claims against the directors (State of Michigan v. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, et al., No. 1:12-cv-00962, W.D. Mich.).

(Opinion and order available. Document #96-150918-043Z.)

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