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D.C. Circuit Awards Navajo Nation $15.7 Million in Additional Annual ISDEAA Funding

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Court: Bureau of Indian Affairs Failed to Act in Timely Manner on Tribal Funding Proposal - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on April 4, 2017, ruled that the Navajo Nation is entitled to...more

The Conservative Case for Chevron Deference, Chapter 3 (Plus an Auer Bonus!)

The conservative cases in support of Chevron deference keep arriving. This week, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed EPA’s federal implementation plan for compliance with its regional haze regulations by the Navajo...more

Recent Developments in the Gold King Mine Spill

by Snell & Wilmer on

On Tuesday, May 4, 2016, the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs chair, Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), and committee member, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) formally requested a federal criminal investigation into the Gold King Mine...more

No Fresh Wrong, No Duty to Defend - Hanover Ins. Co. v. Urban Outfitters, Inc.

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Where an alleged trademark infringement began 16 months before an insurance policy took effect, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed the district court’s decision that the insurer had no duty to defend or...more

Third Circuit Announces Coverage-Defeating First Publication Rule

by Reed Smith on

On October 23, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued a ruling that may make it more difficult for Pennsylvania policyholders to obtain coverage for the misappropriation of advertising ideas...more

Indian Tribes Have Important November 19 CSC Filing Deadline - The DOI Settlement Funds are Available for Tribes with...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico has preliminarily approved a final settlement for the parties in Ramah Navajo Chapter et al. v. Jewell, a class action against the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)...more

Update on Battle Over the Navajo Mark

In a surprising move last week, Urban Outfitters and its subsidiaries (collectively “Urban Outfitters”) moved to withdraw their motion for partial summary judgment on the secondary liability claims being brought against them...more

Use of NAVAJO – Is Urban Outfitters Infringing or Not?

Battles continue to wage over use of the “Navajo” and “Navaho” marks in New Mexico federal court. The Navajo Nation (“the Nation”) sued Urban Outfitters and its subsidiaries, including one of my favorite retailers,...more

Food and Beverage News and Trends

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Judge rejects consumer claim concerning evaporated cane juice - On March 12, a US district judge in the Northern District of Illinois dismissed with prejudice a consumer lawsuit against the manufacturer of Healthy Grains...more

Tax Issues on the Navajo Nation

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Recent Updates - Effective January 1, 2013, the Sales Tax for goods and services delivered on the Navajo reservation increased from 4% to 5% of gross receipts. Services are so broadly defined that, unlike many states,...more

CFPB announces partnership with Navajo Nation

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Having previously announced partnerships with the Cities of Chicago and Newark, the CFPB has now announced its first partnership with a tribal government — the Navajo Nation. A Memorandum of Understanding between the CFPB and...more

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