2022 Federal Courts Cases

Last updated: May 25, 2022

Next update should be ready by:
June 1, 2022

Recently Added Cases:

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau v. CashCall, Inc.
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 1614930
Nos. 18-55407, 18-55479
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
May 23, 2022

Legal Topics: Payday Lending; Consumer Financial Protection Act

Unite Here Local 30 v. Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 1594948
No. 21-55017
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
May 20, 2022

Legal Topics: Tribal Labor Relations; Class III Gaming Compact

Shoshone Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation v. United States
2022 WL 1605267
Case No. 4:18-cv-00285-DCN
United States District Court, D. Idaho.
May 20, 2022

Legal Topics: Quiet Title Act

Mestek v. Lac Court Oreilles Community Health Center
2022 WL 1568881
21-cv-541-wmc
United States District Court, W.D. Wisconsin.
May 18, 2022

Legal Topics: False Claims Act; Tribal Sovereign Immunity

Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. Barnett
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 1554971
5:20-cv-5058
United States District Court, D. South Dakota, Western Division.
May 17, 2022

Legal Topics: Voting Rights - Registration; National Voter Registration Act


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Stanko v. Oglala Sioux Tribe
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 1499817
No. 22-1266
United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.
May 12, 2022

Legal Topics: Tribal Police; Law Enforcement Jurisdiction

Yurok Tribe v. US Bureau of Reclamation
2022 WL 1540029
Case No. 20-cv-05891-WHO
United States District Court, N.D. California.
May 16, 2022

Legal Topics: Sovereign Immunity; Administrative Procedure Act

Nygaard v. Taylor
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 1487455
3:19-cv-03016-RAL
United States District Court, D. South Dakota, Central Division.
May 11, 2022

Legal Topics: Tribal Courts; Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act

Weiss v. Perez
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 1471453
Case No. 22-cv-00641-BLF
United States District Court, N.D. California.
May 10, 2022

Legal Topics: Cultural Resources; Native American Graves Protection Act

In re Coughlin
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 1438867
No. 21-1153
United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.
May 6, 2022

Legal Topics: Tribal Sovereign Immunity

Cherokee Nation v. Haaland
2022 WL 1436699
Nos. 2054 & 20-5055
United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.
May 6, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Gaming Regulatory Act

Meeks v. Tehama County
2022 WL 1444398
No. 2:22-cv-0522 KJM AC PS
United States District Court, E.D. California.
May 6, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act; Jurisdiction

Allen v. Environmental Restoration, LLC
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 1310904
No. 19-2197
United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.
May 3, 2022

Legal Topics: Clean Water Act; Gold King Mine Spill

 

April

Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation v. McKee
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 1231677
No. 20-4098
United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.
April 27, 2022

Legal Topics: Tribal Jurisdiction; Water Rights

Brown v. Haaland
2022 WL 1224928
Case No. 3:21-cv-00344-MMD-CLB
United States District Court, D. Nevada.
April 26, 2022

Legal Topics: Evictions

Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 1209026
No. 21-1226
United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.
April 25, 2022

Legal Topics: Tribal Contract Health; Health Care; Medicare Like Rates

Southcentral Foundation v. Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 1194149
Case No. 3:17-cv-00018-TMB
United States District Court, D. Alaska.
April 21, 2022

Legal Topics: Health Care; Tribal Sovereign Immunity

Hooper v. City of Tulsa
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 1105674
Case No. 21-cv-165-WPJ-JFJ
United States District Court, N.D. Oklahoma.
April 13, 2022

Legal Topics: Criminal Jurisdiction; Curtis Act

Nguyen v. Foley
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 1026477
File No. 21-cv-991 (ECT/TNL)
United States District Court, D. Minnesota.
April 6, 2022

Legal Topics: Tribal Courts; Child Welfare

United States v. Menees
2022 WL 1004868
Case No. CR-21-151-TDD
United States District Court, E.D. Oklahoma.
April 4, 2022

Legal Topics: Criminal Jurisdiction

Bad River Band of the Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Enbridge, Inc.
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 1001060
19-cv-602-wmc
United States District Court, W.D. Wisconsin.
April 4, 2022

Legal Topics: Cultural Resources; Treaty Rights; Enbridge Line 5


 

March

Oertwich v. Traditional Village of Togiak
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 951272
No. 19-36029
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
March 30, 2022

Legal Topics: Tribal Sovereign Immunity; Banishment

Cayuga Nation v. United States
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 910295
Case No. 1:20-cv-3179-RCL
United States District Court, District of Columbia.
March 29, 2022

Legal Topics: Tribal Police; Tribal Law and Order Act

Hawk v. Burr
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 889385
Case No. 21-C-1301
United States District Court, E.D. Wisconsin.
March 25, 2022

Legal Topics: Bureau of Indian Affairs; Trespassing

Yurok Tribe v. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
2022 WL 875646
Case No. 10-cv-04405-WHO
United States District Court, N.D. California.
March 24, 2022

Legal Topics: Klamath River; Water Rights; Fisheries

Chegup v. Ute Indian Tribes of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 815681
Nos. 19-4178 & 20-4015
United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.
March 18, 2022

Legal Topics: Tribal Law; Tribal Courts; Banishment

Stephen C. v. Bureau of Indian Education
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 808141
No. 21-15097
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
March 16, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Education

Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges v. Haaland
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 793023
No. 20-35721, No. 20-35727, No. 20-35728
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
March 16, 2022

Legal Topics: Land Exchange; Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act

Narragansett Indian Tribe v. Pollack
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 782410
Civil Action No. 20-576 (RC)
United States District Court, District of Columbia.
March 15, 2022

Legal Topics: Cultural Resources; National Historic Preservation Act; Tribal Consultation

Mitchell v. Kirchmeier
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 759938
No. 21-1071
United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.
March 14, 2022

Legal Topics: Civil Rights; Police Brutality; Standing Rock

Big Horn Co. Electric Cooperative v. Big Man
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 738623
No. 21-35223
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
March 11, 2022

Legal Topics: Tribal Jurisdiction; Tribal Law

The Canadian St. Regis Band of Mohawk Indians v. State of New York
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 768669
5:82-CV-0783 (Lead), 5:82-CV-1114 (Member), 5:89-CV-0829 (Member) (LEK/TWD)
United States District Court, N.D. New York.
March 14, 2022

Legal Topics: Treaty Rights; Indian Land Claims

James v. Kootenai County
2022 WL 656894
Case No. 2:19-cv-00460-BLW
United States District Court, D. Idaho.
March 4, 2022

Legal Topics: Religious Practices - Burial Traditions

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe v. County of Mille Lacs
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 624661
Case No. 17-cv-05155 (SRN/LIB)
United States District Court, D. Minnesota.
March 3, 2022

Legal Topics: Treaty Rights; Reservation Boundaries

 

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Fletcher v. United States
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 552144
2021-1625
United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit.
February 24, 2022

Legal Topics: Federal Trust Breach; Osage Headrights

Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation v. Lawrence
2022 WL 596845
Case No. 2:16-cv-00579-TC
United States District Court, D. Utah.
February 28, 2022

Legal Topics: Attorneys' Fees

Grand Canyon Trust v. Provencio
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 518988
No. 20-16401
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
February 22, 2022

Legal Topics: Uranium Mining; Cultural Resources Protection

Navajo Nation v. Department of the Interior
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 499732
No. 19-17088
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
February 17, 2022

Legal Topics: Water Rights; Trust Relationship

Jones v. United States
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 473032
2020-2182
United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit.
February 16, 2022

Legal Topics: Bad Men Clause; Court of Federal Claims

Adams v. Dodge
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 458394
No. 21-35490
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
February 10, 2022

Legal Topics: Tribal Court Exhaustion Doctrine; Jurisdiction

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Haaland
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 332819
No. 20-5123
United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia.
February 4, 2022

Legal Topics: Fee-to-Trust Acquisitions


 

January

United States v. Johnson
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 278539
No. 19-2418
United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.
January 31, 2022

Legal Topics: Assimilative Crimes Act

The Shawnee Tribe v. Yellen
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 266710
Case No. 20-cv-1999 (APM), Case No. 20-cv-2792 (APM), Case No. 21-cv-0012 (APM)
United States District Court, District of Columbia.
January 28, 2022

Legal Topics: CARES Act

Northwestern Band of Shoshone Nation v. Idaho
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 170034
Case No. 4:21-cv-00252-DCN
United States District Court, D. Idaho.
January 19, 2022

Legal Topics: Tribal Sovereign Immunity; Treaty Rights

Wellman v. Orcutt
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 169696
CV-21-30-GF-BMM
United States District Court, D. Montana, Great Falls Division.
January 19, 2022

Legal Topics: Blackfeet Reservation; Discrimination

Cross v. Fox
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 127944
No. 20-3424
United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.
January 14, 2022

Legal Topics: Treaty Rights; Tribal Law; Tribal Elections

Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe and the Center for Biological Diversity v. Department of the Interior
2022 WL 137069
3:21-cv-00512-RCJ-WGC
United States District Court, D. Nevada.
January 14, 2022

Legal Topics: Cultural Resources; Sacred Sites; Geothermal Projects

Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation v. Lawrence
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 53421
No. 18-4013
United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.
January 6, 2022

Legal Topics: Employment Contracts; Subject Matter Jurisdiction

Cavazos v. Haaland
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 94040
Civil Action No. 20-2942 (CKK)
United States District Court, District of Columbia.
January 10, 2022

Legal Topics: Tribal Membership; Disenrollment; Trust Relationship