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Judge Stands By Ruling Sending Electric Cooperative Dispute To Tribal Court

Mealey's (September 16, 2015, 11:27 AM EDT) -- GREAT FALLS, Mont. — A Montana federal judge on Sept. 15 refused to reopen a case involving voting rights for members of a tribal electricity cooperative, ruling that the cooperative and its officials failed to present “extraordinary circumstances” to reverse dismissal of the case for failure to exhaust tribal court remedies (Glacier Electric Cooperative, Inc., et al. v. Floyd “Bob” Gervais, et al., No. 4:14-cv-75, D. Mont.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 122876).

(Order available. Document #96-150918-039R.)

Tribal Jurisdiction

In August 2014, Floyd “Bob” Gervais and 50...
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