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Ninth Circuit decision raises new questions about Indian trust lands

India, USA - January 24 2014 On Tuesday, January 21, 2014, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided Big Lagoon Rancheria v. California, a case involving the Big Lagoon...

Aaron J. Harkins, Michael K. Coddington, Kent E. Richey, Christiana M. Martenson.

Supreme Court decides Comcast Corp. v. Behrend

USA - March 27 2013 On March 27, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States decided Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, No. 11-864, holding that, in determining whether common...

Aaron D. Van Oort, Charles F. Webber.

Comcast Corp. v. BehrendSupreme Court tightens class certification standards for proof of impact and damages

USA - March 27 2013 Today, in a much anticipated decision, the Supreme Court determined that lower federal courts may not certify a class action without assessing...

Jeffrey S. Roberts, Aaron D. Van Oort.

Supreme Court decides FTC v. Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc.

USA - February 19 2013 In 1941, Georgia enacted the Hospital Authorities Law, which authorized the state's counties and municipalities to create public entities called...

Kathy L. Osborn, Sarah C. Jenkins.

Supreme Court clears the way for a lawsuit over the federal government's land acquisition for the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians

USA - June 18 2012 On June 18, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court of the United States decided Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak and Salazar v. Patchak, 567 U.S. ___ (2012)....

Aaron J. Harkins, Kent E. Richey, Leah R. Sixkiller.