Judge Stays Case Brought By Native Americans Regarding Government Oil Leases

Mealey's (June 18, 2015, 10:13 AM EDT) -- OKLAHOMA CITY — A federal judge in Oklahoma on April 1 granted a joint stipulation filed by the Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations, along with the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), that stayed proceedings in the nations’ lawsuit alleging that the U.S. government has never provided an accounting for its management of various assets that belong to the nations, including oil and gas leases (The Chicakasaw Nation, et al. v. The U.S. Department of the Interior, No. 05-01524, W.D. Okla.)....

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