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Tribe Members’ Class Claims For Compensation Filed Too Late, Judge Finds

Mealey's (June 16, 2015, 4:06 PM EDT) -- SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Class claims filed by four members of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe alleging that the United States violated its trust and fiduciary duties by taking their land without just compensation are barred by the statute of limitations and because there is no waiver of sovereign immunity, a South Dakota federal judge ruled Feb. 26 in granting the government’s motion to dismiss the claims (Casimir L. Lebeau, et al. v. United States of America, No. 14-4056, D. S.D.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23093)....
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