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Federal Judge Sends Tribe’s Fiduciary Duty Claims To Trial

Mealey's (September 15, 2016, 1:47 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The question of whether the U.S. government owes a Native American tribe money based on the tribe’s six-year analysis of the government’s management of tribal assets must be decided at trial, a U.S. Court of Federal Claims judge held Sept. 12 after ruling that while the factual findings of the analysis are binding on the government, the various models used to calculate damages are not (Grace M. Goodeagle, et al. v. The United States, Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma v. The United States, Thomas...
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