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Three years ago, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued Executive Order B-10-11. Among other things, Governor Brown ordered:
that it is the policy of this Administration that every state agency and department...more
On October 2, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed a district court’s decision refusing to compel arbitration sought by a servicer in a dispute with a borrower over the terms of a loan agreement. Inetianbor v. Cashcall, Inc. No....more
In a clash of competing sovereigns’ interests, the Second Circuit recently upheld, for now, the authority of the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) to regulate online payday loans made by Indian tribal lenders to...more
In a victory for advocates who worry that the odds are impossibly stacked against consumers in some arbitral fora, the Seventh Circuit found that a class of borrowers did not have to proceed with arbitration conducted by the...more
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is proposing to revise the process for obtaining and administering rights-of-way (ROWs) on Indian lands. While the proposed regulations seek to make improvements and clarifications...more
The CFPB has broken new ground in an attack in Massachusetts federal court against CashCall, several related companies and their principal. The companies funded, purchased, serviced and collected online payday loans made by a...more
The ability of the states to impose a tax upon transactions occurring on an Indian reservation has evolved substantially in the past 50 years. After numerous court decisions, the Indian preemption...more
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This brief article summarizes the history of the Pine Ridge Lakota Sioux Reservation in South Dakota and its legal and social struggles with alcohol. Federal law and Tribal law ban possession and sale of alcohol on Pine...more
People of Ecuador Petition to Enjoin Arbitration filed by Chevron at the Hague....more
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Successful transactions in Indian Country (defined as reservation, dependent Indian community, and allotment lands), require either a profound understanding of the particular complexities of Indian law at play within and...more
Presents an analysis of the quality of Ecuadorian democracy. Examines the political and cultural background of Ecuador’s constitutional history, including the role of military intervention and the increasing influence of...more
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