Ariz. Tribal Council Appeals Nixed $35M Land Trust Suit
Law360 (June 11, 2019, 8:46 PM EDT) -- An Arizona-based tribal nonprofit group has appealed the Court of Federal Claims’ dismissal of its suit that accuses the government of breaching its obligations regarding a $35 million trust fund established in a land swap agreement, saying the United States failed to collect and invest the money for educational programs.
The Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona Inc., composed of 21 tribal nations, told the Federal Circuit Monday in its opening brief that the claims court on March 18 erred in dismissing, for failure to state a claim, the nonprofit’s allegation that the Arizona-Florida Land Exchange Act of 1988 required the United States...
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