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Wind Energy: Challenged Under Federal Regulations, but More Native American Nations Appear to Be Embracing Its Development

Wind farms offer a source of low-carbon energy and are being developed around the world as governments and private entities seek new sources of energy to power our world.  Development of wind farms is not a simple task, though, and developers are…

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Employment Law Alert – February 2016

View as PDF Articles: Tips for Conducting Employee Investigations Investigating your employee for inappropriate conduct can be a sensitive and difficult task. An employer’s decisions regarding how to conduct the investigation can have significant impact in subsequent litigation related to the investigation….


State Taxation Precluded by Extensive and Exclusive Federal Regulation of Indian Leasing

On August 26, 2015, in Seminole Tribe of Florida v. Stranburg,[1. 799 F.3d 1324 (11th Cir. 2015).] the Eleventh Circuit affirmed in part and reversed in part the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida’s decision,[2. 49 F. Supp. 3d….

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Bondholders and Trustee Avoid Tribal Court Jurisdiction on Defaulted Bonds

On November 24, 2015, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that bondholders and their counsel were not required to exhaust tribal court remedies in a case involving a bond transaction in which the parties expressly consented in the transaction documents to…

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Complex Sale Preserves Economic Opportunities in Four Corners

Led by Meg Meister and Walter Stern and working collaboratively with BHP Billiton New Mexico Coal, Inc.’s in-house counsel and executive team, Modrall Sperling successfully completed the stock sale of BHP Billiton’s San Juan Coal Company (SJCC) and San Juan Transportation Company to Westmoreland Coal Company…