Ruling in Plains Commerce case expected by July
A ruling in the U.S. Supreme Court case, Plains Commerce Bank v. Long, is expected by July, according to the National Congress of American Indians.

The case will determine whether the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has jurisdiction over the non-Indian owned Plains Commerce Bank. Two federal courts have sided with tribal jurisdiction.

"The Plains Commerce Bank case is an extremely important case for tribal sovereignty and jurisdiction over predatory lending," NCAI general counsel John Dossett said. "The case, expected to be decided by the July 4 recess, concerns an agricultural loan between a bank and an Indian-owned ranching operation."

The case was discussed during NCAI's mid-year session this week in Reno, Nevada.

Relevant Documents:
Oral Argument Transcript | Docket Sheet: No. 07-411 | Briefs on the Merits

Appeals Court Decision:
Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land and Cattle Company (June 26, 2007)

Lower Court Decision:
Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land and Cattle Company (July 18, 2006)

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