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Jan. 2010: People of California v. Native Wholesale Supply
Here are a series of minute orders dismissing claims against Grand River Enterprises’ Native Wholesale Supply brought by the State of California. Many states have been attempting to prosecute this entity for selling tobacco in Indian Country in violation of the Master Settlement Agreement reached by 46 state AG’s and major tobacco companies. They have a claim pending against the United States under NAFTA
Nov. 17, 2009: Sharp Image v. Shingles Springs Miwoks
El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Patrick Riley has ruled that the Shingle Springs band waived its sovereign immunity when the tribe entered into contracts and a loan with Sharp Image to provide slot machines for the tribe’s casino.
Nov. 2009: Kawaii Tribe of Tejon v Salazar and Kern County
 
Nov. 4, 2009: Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission v. Arnold Schwarzenegger
08-55809 Case Panel: NELSON T. G., BYBEE, SMITH M., Hearing Location: Pasadena, CA Hearing Date: 11/04/2009
Sept. 28, 2009: Pauma-Cesars-Harrah's Decision
 
Sept. 4, 2009:Pauma Band of Mission Indians v. State of California
 
June 5, 2009: Twenty Nine Palms Mission Indians v. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
Order to dismiss amended complaint
June 2009: Big Lagoon Rancheria v. State of California
Defendant State of California's Notice of Motion and Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings; and Memorandum of Points and Authorities. The court lacks jurisdiction to consider the Complaint in that Plaintiff Big Lagoon Rancheria has failed to join governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is a required party within the meaning of Rule 19(a)(1) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The State is entitled to judgment as a matter of law.
May 2009: Fort Independence v. State of California
This is a challenge to the State of California for failure to negotiate in good faith an amended Tribal State compact for expanded gaming.
July 2007: Lawrence v Barona Valley Ranch Resort
July 18, 2007 Unpublished Decision 2007 Cal.App.Unpub. Lexis 5829
August 2008: Cachil Dehe Band of Wintun v State of California
This was a challenge to the statewide cap on the number of licenses available to tribes in state irregardless of compact language that stated "each tribe may have up to 2000 licenses." RELATED ITEMS: Court Order to increase statewide cap and tribal petitions requesting cert to US Supreme Court.
2007: A Guide for Tribal Law Clerks and Judges
 
Dec. 14, 2006: Picayune v County of Madera order relating case
 
July 2005: California Dept. of Corporations v. Tom Kelly and First California Diversified Fund, LLC.
A sophisticated financial scheme: Mr. Kelly collected thousands of dollars stating the funds were to be used to establish a tribal gaming facility at Six Flags along Highway 5 for tribes that were not even federally recognized.
2004: CABAZON BAND OF MISSION INDIANS v Smith
Through its suit, the Tribe seeks a determination that vehicles operated by its Public Safety Department are "authorized emergency vehicles" permitted to use and display emergency light bars while traveling on public roads between the non contiguous portions of the Tribe's reservation. Before the Tribe's suit, Defendants repeatedly stopped and cited the Tribe's police officers for violating California's Vehicle Code whenever the officers traveled on non reservation roads to respond to emergency calls from different portions of the reservation.
Jan. 2004: Declaration of William Wirtz
Declaration of former Solicitor of the Pacific Regional Office describing the internal policy of BIA with regards to Indian Rancherias, Homeless Indians and highlights the recognition of the Shingle Springs. (1979)
1983: Tillie Hardwick v USA
Stipulated for Entry of Judgment 1983 Rancheria Tribes
Jul 12, 1979: Tillie Hardwick Complaint
Declaratory and injunctive relief and damages

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