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BIA Wants Out Of Suit Alleging Land Lease Plot

Law360 (August 10, 2018, 8:00 PM EDT) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs urged a North Dakota federal judge Friday to nix Prima Exploration Inc.’s claims that the agency schemed with two rival companies to end its lease on land within the Fort Berthold Reservation, saying the action is an improper attempt to skirt the administrative review process.

The agency and Director Darryl LaCounte noted that Prima filed suit even though it is pursuing four appeals challenging the BIA’s decision to terminate its lease on 320 acres of allotted Indian trust lands in the...
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