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Eastern Shawnee Tribe drops Ohio from land claim

The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma dropped the state of Ohio as a defendant in its land claim lawsuit.

The tribe sued in May 2005, naming the state and numerous counties and municipalities as defendants. The lawsuit asserted hunting, fishing and land rights in most of central and southern Ohio.

The state sought dismissal of the case but an attorney for the tribe said the state never formally responded to the lawsuit. Attorney Mason Morisset said the lawsuit would proceed against the other defendants.

The tribe said it would settle for gaming rights in Ohio. Morriset said a settlement is being reached with one of the parties.

Get the Story:
Ohio dropped from tribe's suit over land for casino (Thee Cleveland Plain Dealer 7/13)
Shawnee Tribe drops Ohio from lawsuit (Copley News Service 7/13)
Tribe drops state from lawsuit (The Lima News 7/13)

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