Umpqua Bank asked a California federal court Monday to toss the latest version of claims asserted against it in a massive lawsuit by the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians accusing former tribal officials of a wide-reaching embezzlement scheme.
A California federal judge on Wednesday trimmed claims lodged against two banks and a pension firm in a massive suit by the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians that accuses former tribal officials of an wide-reaching embezzlement scheme, saying in part that the tribe had not proven the entities knew about the scheme.
The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians chairman and two tribal business advisers continued to fight Monday in California federal court to shake efforts by former tribal leaders to hold them partially responsible for the ex-leaders' alleged embezzlement, efforts they called "overreaching."
Four former leaders of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians urged a California federal judge Thursday to keep alive their claims that the tribe's chairman and his purported allies knew of and shared fault for the ex-leaders' alleged embezzlement, saying they advanced "straw-man" arguments to evade responsibility.
A California actuary named in a massive racketeering suit involving the gambling operations of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians has settled the tribe's allegations on undisclosed terms, according to a Wednesday filing in California federal court.
Umpqua Bank and Associated Pension Consultants Inc. asked a California federal judge this week to toss allegations lodged against them in a suit by the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians accusing former tribal officials of an embezzlement scheme, saying the tribe misinterpreted a recent Eleventh Circuit decision.
Former tribal leaders of California's Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians leveled allegations of an armed coup against the tribe's present chairman and his purported allies in response to the tribe's lawsuit accusing the former officials of fraud, extortion and embezzlement.
A local bank asked a California federal judge Monday to dismiss it from a suit alleging an embezzlement conspiracy by former tribal leaders of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians, saying the bank had no obligation to police the activities of its customers.
A California federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a bid for interlocutory appeal of an August ruling against former leaders of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians accused of running an embezzlement scheme, saying they failed to make clear the tribal law issues they claimed the federal courts cannot decide.
Former officials and employees of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians urged a California federal judge Monday to allow them to appeal his refusal to dismiss the tribe's suit accusing them of running a multimillion-dollar embezzlement scheme, arguing that federal courts can't rule in cases involving underlying disputes within a tribe.