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Filed Under: Law
Miccosukee Tribe fires attorney after being hit with huge fine (05/12)
Bernardo Roman III was escorted out of his office and told to leave the reservation last week.

Filed Under: Law | Trust
BIA not planning hearing for Miccosukee Tribe land-into-trust (05/04)
The tribe has been pursuing the application since 2003 but has faced intense local opposition.

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Miccosukee Tribe renews disputed land-into-trust application (04/28)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs previously approved the application for 229 acres but a county is fighting the request.

Filed Under: Environment
Tribal members lead march against bike trail through Everglades (04/02)
The 75-mile Walk for Mother Earth highlighted opposition to the proposed bike trail.

Filed Under: Law
Miccosukee Tribe wins decision in dispute over fees paid to court (01/27)
A non-Indian man must reimburse $72,000 to the tribe after losing a lawsuit.

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Federal judge hits Miccosukee Tribe lawyer with $1M in sanctions (01/16)
Bernardo Roman III was ordered to pay $1 million for pursuing a baseless lawsuit against the tribe's former law firm.

Filed Under: National
Former Miccosukee Tribe chairman Buffalo Tiger passes on at 94 (01/07)
Buffalo Tiger drew national and international attention for meeting with Fidel Castro of Cuba.

Filed Under: Law
Judge delays contempt decision for chairman of Miccosukee Tribe (12/23)
The new Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act, which became law in September, is now an issue in the case.

Filed Under: National
Three dead in collision on road through Miccosukee Reservation (12/11)
The Tamiami Trail has proven repeatedly to be a dangerous road.

Filed Under: Law
Chair of Miccosukee Tribe faces contempt over dispute with IRS (12/09)
A December 15 hearing could determine whether Chairman Colley Billie is held in contempt for refusing to turn over financial information about tribal members.

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Florida Supreme Court declines Miccosukee child custody case (11/24)
The non-Indian father successfully challenged the tribal court's jurisdiction.

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Federal judge won't be removed from Miccosukee Tribe's case (10/24)
The tribe accused Judge Marcia Cooke of bias, citing statements she made in open court.

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Widower must pay $72K to Miccosukee Tribe after losing appeal (10/15)
The tribe reclaimed nearly $5 million after winning a court decision in a wrongful death case.

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Miccosukee Tribe reclaims nearly $5M in wrongful death case (09/25)
The tribe was drawn into the dispute because it fronted the legal fees for two tribal members who were held liable in a fatal vehicle accident.

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Miccosukee Tribe seeks removal of judge in dispute with lawyers (09/11)
The tribe has accused three of its former attorneys of malpractice and fraud.

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Another member of Miccosukee Tribe killed in fatal car accident (07/29)
The accident occurred on the same highway where two tribal members died last month.

Filed Under: Law
Court won't make Miccosukee Tribe pay $4.1M in wrongful death (07/03)
Two tribal members were held responsible for the death of a woman in a drunken-driving accident but they haven't paid.

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Tragedy strikes Miccosukee Tribe as two killed in vehicle crash (06/23)
Duane Billie, the tribe's police captain, died at the scene.

Filed Under: Law | National
Florida court rejects tribal jurisdiction in child custody dispute (04/24)
The Miccosukee Tribe lacks jurisdiction in a child custody dispute, a Florida appeals court ruled on Wednesday.

Filed Under: Law
Judge threatens chairman of Miccosukee Tribe with daily fines (11/05)
A federal judge threatened daily fines against the leader of the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida as part of a dispute with the Internal Revenue Service.

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