Judge allows levy on Oglala Sioux Tribe funds
A federal judge said she can't prevent an Indian-owned construction company from levying funds and property of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota

C&W Construction won an arbitration award of $1.2 million. The company filed suit in state court when the tribe failed to pay.

Judge Karen Schreier had issued a temporary restraining order against the company but the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the tribe waived its sovereign immunity through four contracts. Schreier lifted the TRO this week.

Get the Story:
Judge lifts order, allows firm to levy tribal funds (The Rapid City Journal 4/10)

District Court Decision:
Oglala Sioux Tribe v. C&W Enterprises (March 25, 2009)

8th Circuit Decision:
Oglala Sioux Tribe v. C&W Enterprises (September 5, 2008)

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Oglala Sioux Tribe in sovereign immunity dispute (4/3)