Here are links to pleadings, briefs and orders filed in litigation that resulted from the Department of Interiorís 2007-08 decision to hand over the entire Hoopa Yurok Settlement Fund to the Yurok Tribe and distribute those funds to Yurok members per capita:

 

COURT OF FEDERAL CLAIMS

Hoopa original complaint (February 1, 2008)
Notice of related to Short case (February 1, 2008)

Hoopa amended complaint (March 11, 2008)

Hoopa motion for summary judgment (April 2, 2008)
Hoopa memo supporting summary judgment (April 2, 2008)
Hoopa appendix supporting summary judgment (April 2, 2008)(warning--very large file)
Hoopa proposed facts supporting summary judgment (April 2, 2008)
Schlosser declaration supporting summary judgment (April 2, 2008)

US motion to stay proceedings on Hoopa motion (April 25, 2008)
Hoopa opposition to stay of proceedings (May 1, 2008)
Order denying stay (May 2, 2008)

US response to Hoopa motion for summary judgment and motion to dismiss (July 22, 2008)
US proposed facts supporting dismissal and response to Hoopa motion for summary judgment (July 22, 2008)

US motion to join Yurok Tribe as third party (July 22, 2008)
Hoopa opposition to joining Yurok Tribe as third party (August 8, 2008)
Order granting motion to join Yurok Tribe as third party (August 25, 2008)
U.S. complaint vs. Yurok Tribe (August 26, 2008)
Summons to Yurok Tribe (August 26, 2008)

Reply brief in support of Hoopa plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment on breach of trust (September 10, 2008)
Declaration of Chairman Marshall (September 10, 2008)
Declaration of Ollie Mae Davis (September 10, 2008)
Supplemental appendix of documents (September 10, 2008)
Response to U.S. proposed "facts"   (September 10, 2008)

US reply in support of motion to dismiss (October 1, 2008)


Yurok Tribe's Motion to Dismiss U.S. Third Party Complaint (filed November 7, 2008)
Hoopa response to Yurok Tribe's motion (filed December 8, 2008)
U.S. response to Yurok Tribe's motion (filed December 8, 2008)

Yurok Tribeís reply in support of Yurok Motion to Dismiss (filed January 9, 2009)

Yurok Tribe's response to Hoopa Motion for Summary Judgment (filed November 21, 2008)
Hoopa reply in support of Hoopa Motion for Summary Judgment (filed December 8, 2008)

Opinion and Order: dismissed for lack of standing (March 25, 2009)

 

APPEAL TO COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT

 

Hoopa Initial Brief on appeal (July 15, 2009)

Joint Appendix on appeal (July 15, 2009) warning--large file

U.S. Brief for Appellee (September 28, 2009)

Yurok Brief of Third-party Appellee (September 28, 2009)

Hoopa Reply Brief (October 30, 2009)

Hearing on Oral Arguments (February 4, 2010)

Hoopa letter correcting Oral Argument (February 9, 2010)