Tribe Fails Equitable Tolling Test For Funding Claims, Supreme Court Finds

Mealey's (January 25, 2016, 12:27 PM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court today affirmed that a Native American tribe is not entitled to equitable tolling to preserve untimely filed federal contract claims because there were no extraordinary circumstances beyond the tribe’s control that prevented the tribe from filing the claims on time (Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. United States of America, et al., No. 14-510, U.S. Sup.).

(Opinion available. Document #96-160212-003Z.)

In upholding a ruling by the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court resolved...
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