Federal Judge Upholds Bureau Of Indian Affairs’ Cancellation Of Lease

Mealey's (March 14, 2016, 2:08 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) properly consulted with Indian tribes before canceling a man’s 50-year lease for residential and business use of 98 acres of tribal land in California, and the tenant’s “vague efforts at partial cures” of lease defaults were not enough to avoid the cancellation, a District of Columbia federal judge held March 11 in granting summary judgment to the government (William C. Tuttle v. Sally Jewell, No. 13-365, D. D.C.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 31398).

(Opinion available. Document #96-160408-002Z.)...
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