Cayuga Nation wants $20M more for land
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The Cayuga Nation of New York on Monday is seeking an additional $20 million on top of a $248 million land claim award.

But the federal judge who entered the judgment in favor of the tribe won't increase his award. And the state of New York doesn't want to pay any more money for taking 64,000 acres of land illegaly.

A lawyer for the tribe says interest on a $35 million jury award should be given to Cayuga Nation. U.S. District Judge Neal P. McCurn only awarded interest based on the $1.9 million fair rental value of the land, however.

In rejecting the request, McCurn said his award was final and that's that. At any rate, the tribe and the state are planning to appeal his October 2 decision.

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Cayugas request $20 million more (The Syracuse Newspapers 10/16)

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