US Must Account For Tribal Land Oil Funds: DC Circ.

Law360, New York (July 28, 2009, 5:29 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has handed a partial victory to plaintiffs in a 13-year-old class action filed by American Indians against the U.S. government for allegedly mishandling trust funds holding oil, gas and other proceeds from tribal lands, ruling that the government must make a more thorough accounting of the funds.

In a decision handed down Friday, Chief Judge David Sentelle of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated a decision by a district court last year that awarded the plaintiffs...
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