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Nooksack Members’ RICO Suit Paused For Tribe Election

Law360, New York (October 26, 2017, 4:32 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Washington has pressed pause on a suit brought by a group of Nooksack Indian Tribe members claiming that tribal officials improperly conspired to disenroll them from the tribe, saying that an upcoming tribal election could impact whether the court has jurisdiction in the case.

Before Judge John C. Coughenour were several motions relating to what information the sides have to produce, but the Wednesday order did not grant or deny them. Instead, he said there are significant events on the horizon that make pausing the suit the best outcome for the motions. There is an election coming...

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Washington Western

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Racketeer/Corrupt Organization


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January 23, 2017

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