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A boutique investment bank and advisory firm is seeking more than $4 million from Think Finance Inc., a loan servicer that often negotiates with Native American tribes, as part of a success fee for assisting in a credit facility refinancing, according to a suit filed in New York federal court.
A California federal judge has tossed two of three complaints by members of the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians alleging the Bureau of Indian Affairs improperly helped nonmembers enroll in the tribe, and has lifted an order preventing the agency from acting to approve changes to the tribe’s constitution or enrollment rules.
The Kialegee Tribal Town filed a lawsuit in D.C. federal court Thursday seeking a declaration that it shares jurisdiction over the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s lands, pointing to a recent Tenth Circuit decision to boost its claims.
The federal government said Wednesday that it now considers a plan for distributing $380 million left over from the landmark settlement of Native American farmers and ranchers’ racial discrimination claims “regrettable,” but that the full D.C. Circuit need not review the denial of a challenge to the plan.
Enable Midstream Partners LP again urged an Oklahoma federal judge on Wednesday to lift an order to remove a natural gas pipeline from the property of a group of tribal landowners, saying the landowners haven’t given a persuasive reason why the company’s request shouldn’t be granted.