2022 State Court Cases

Last updated: November 16, 2022

Next update should be ready by: December 7, 2022

Recently Added Cases:

San Carlos Apache Tribe v. State of Arizona, et al.
2022 WL 16938292
No. 1 CA-CV 21-0295
Court of Appeals of Arizona, Division 1.
November 15, 2022

Legal Topics: Clean Water Act; Pollution Discharge Elimination System Permit

 

Older Cases:

December

 

 

November

Wren v. Yates
2022 WL 16756795
Case Number: 119642
Supreme Court of Oklahoma.
November 8, 2022

Legal Topics: Milne v. Hudson, 2022 OK 84

 

In re E.C.
2022 WL 16757081
F084030
Court of Appeal, Fifth District, California.
November 8, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

 

October

In the Matter of the Dependency of: A.W., A Minor Child
2022 WL 16548568
No. 82799-5-I
Court of Appeals of Washington, Division 1.
October 31, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

 

In re Oscar H.
2022 WL 15221094
B318634
Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 8, California.
October 27, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

 

Milne v. Hudson
2022 WL 14571338
Case Number: 119498
Supreme Court of Oklahoma.
October 25, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Civil Rights Act; Jurisdiction

 

In re K.H.
2022 WL 13751185
F084002
Court of Appeal, Fifth District, California.
October 21, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

 

Native Village of Chignik Lagoon v. Department of Health & Social Services, et al.
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 7823643
Supreme Court No. S-18090
Supreme Court of Alaska.
October 14, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act; Tribal Membership

 

In re G.H.
2022 WL 5240389
G061166
Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division 3, California.
October 6, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

 

September

Montana Democratic Party, et al. v. Jacobsen
DV 21-0451
Yellowstone County District Court, Montana.
September 30, 2022

Legal Topics: Voting Rights; Voter Legislation

 

King v. Arkansas Department of Human Services
2022 Ark. App. 356
No. CV-22-163
Court of Appeals of Arkansas, DIVISION II.
September 28, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

 

Schaghticoke Tribal Nation v. State
2022 WL 4453342
(AC 43811)
Appellate Court of Connecticut.
September 27, 2022

Legal Topics: Land Rights; Sovereign Immunity

 

State of New Mexico ex rel. Children, Youth & Families Department v. James M. and Farrah S.
2022 WL 4475937
No. A-1-CA-39480
Court of Appeals of New Mexico.
September 26, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

 

People v. Covey
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 4398978
SC: 161869
COA: 353243
Supreme Court of Michigan.
September 23, 2022

Legal Topics: Criminal Jurisdiction

 

Pederson v. Arctic Slope Regional Corporation
2022 WL 4392734
Supreme Court No. S-17840
Supreme Court of Alaska.
September 23, 2022

Legal Topics: Shareholder Inspection; Judicial Bias

 

Hinman v. Accohannock Indian Tribe, Inc.
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 4397189
No. 0727, Sept.Term,2021
Court of Special Appeals of Maryland.
September 23, 2022

Legal Topics: Tribal Government; Tribal Membership

 

Montana Democratic Party, et al. v. Jacobsen
2022 MT 184
DA 22-0172
Supreme Court of Montana.
September 21, 2022

Legal Topics: Voting Rights; Voter Legislation

 

Ahtna, Inc. v. Department of Natural Resources
2022 WL 4283097
Supreme Court Nos. S-17496/17526/17605 (Consolidated)
Supreme Court of Alaska.
September 16, 2022

Legal Topics: Aboriginal Title; RS 2477 Right Of Way; Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act

 

Tohono O'odham Nation v. Fridlund-Horne in and for County of Coconino
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 4243926
No. 1 CA-SA 22-0076
Court of Appeals of Arizona, Division 1.
September 15, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

 

Cherokee Nation v. Lexington Insurance Company, et al.
2022 OK 71
Case Number: 119359
Supreme Court of Oklahoma.
September 13, 2022

Legal Topics: Insurance Coverage

 

People In Interest of E.A.M.
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 CO 42
Supreme Court Case No. 22SC29
Supreme Court of Colorado.
September 12, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

 

State v. McCormack
Materials via Turtle Talk
321 Or.App. 551
A173714 (Control), A173715
Court of Appeals of Oregon.
September 8, 2022

Legal Topics: Treaty Fishing Rights

 

In re Y.M.
2022 WL 4007600
D080349
Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division 1, California.
September 2, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

 

August

In re E.L. et al., Minors. AIDA R. v. E.O. et al.
2022 WL 3593170
2d Juv. No. B316261
Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 6, California.
August 23, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

 

State of Oklahoma v. Ward
2022 WL 3494697
Case Number: S-2021-376
Supreme Court of Oklahoma.
August 18, 2022

Legal Topics: Criminal Jurisdiction

 

Fashion Outlets at Foxwoods, LLC v. BC Fox, LLC
2022 WL 3536113
DOCKET NO. KNL-CV22-6056621S
Superior Court of Connecticut, J.D. OF NEW LONDON AT NEW LONDON.
August 18, 2022

Legal Topics: Jurisdiction


L.B. v. United States
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 3367511
OP 21-0395
Supreme Court of Montana.
August 16, 2022

Legal Topics: Federal Tort Claims Act

 

Simmons v. Washington
2022 WL 3365394
No. 55019-9-II, No. 55029-6-II
Court of Appeals of Washington, Division 2.
August 16, 2022

Legal Topics: Aboriginal Title; Off-Reservation Fishing Rights

 

Rabang v. Gilliland

Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 3351499
No. 83456-8-I
Court of Appeals of Washington, Division 1.
August 15, 2022

Legal Topics: Tribal Sovereign Immunity

 

In re S.H.
2022 WL 3332988
A163623
Court of Appeal, First District, Division 1, California..
August 12, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act


In re S.V.
2022 WL 3134229
D080282
Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division 1, California.
August 5, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act


Drabik v. Thomas
2022 WL 3098099
DOCKET NO. KNL-CV17-6030617-S
Superior Court of Connecticut
August 4, 2022

Legal Topics: Tribal Sovereign Immunity


 

July

State of Alaska v. Cissy A.
2022 WL 2899551
Supreme Court Nos. S-18088/18092 (Consolidated)
Supreme Court of Alaska.
July 22, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

In re J.W.
2022 WL 2816867
B313447
Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 8, California.
July 19, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

Baker v. Erickson
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 2517178
No. 20210288
Supreme Court of North Dakota.
July 7, 2022

Legal Topics: Tribal Courts; Child Custody

State of Wisconsin v. House
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 WL 2447556
Appeal No. 2021AP1378-CR
Court of Appeals of Wisconsin.
July 6, 2022

Legal Topics: Public Law 280

 

June

In re E.V.
2022 WL 2352767
G061025
Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division 3, California.
June 30, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

In the Interest of T.W.
2022 WL 2293919
No. 07-22-00030-CV
Court of Appeals of Texas, Amarillo.
June 24, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

In re Wardia
2022 WL 2288586
No. 358909
Court of Appeals of Michigan.
June 23, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act; Michigan Indian Family Preservation Act

In re Interest of Lamiah L.
2022 WL 2207308
Nos. A-21-893, through A-21-896, A-21-916, A-21-917
Court of Appeals of Nebraska.
June 21, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

Mona J. v. Department of Health & Social Services
511 P.3d 553
Supreme Court No. S-18049
Supreme Court of Alaska.
June 10, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

Interest of A.C.
975 N.W.2d 567
No. 20220081
Supreme Court of North Dakota.
June 8, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

Walsh v. State of Minnesota
Materials via Turtle Talk
975 N.W.2d 118
A20-1083
Supreme Court of Minnesota.
June 8, 2022

Legal Topics: Tort Claims Act; Reservation Boundaries

People in Interest of M.M.
2022 WL 1788956
Court of Appeals No. 21CA0760
Colorado Court of Appeals, Division I.
June 2, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

 

May

In the Interest of A.H. and B.H., Children.
2022 WL 1682422
No. 02-21-00402-CV
Court of Appeals of Texas, Fort Worth.
May 26, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

State of Montana v. Wellknown
Materials via Turtle Talk
2022 MT 95
DA 20-0379
Supreme Court of Montana.
May 24, 2022

Legal Topics: Jury Preemptory Strike; Implicit Bias

Matter of Welfare of Children of A.J.J.
Materials via Turtle Talk
975 N.W.2d 130
A22-0311
Court of Appeals of Minnesota.
May 16, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act; Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act

In re M. Henry
2022 WL 1508861
No. 357965
Court of Appeals of Michigan.
May 12, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act; Michigan Indian Family Preservation Act

 

April

Trenton Indian Housing Authority v. Poitra
Materials via Turtle Talk
973 N.W.2d 419
No. 20210302
Supreme Court of North Dakota.
April 28, 2022

Legal Topics: Jurisdiction; Evictions

In re Skursky
2022 WL 1276080
No. 358066
Court of Appeals of Michigan.
April 28, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

Association of Village Council Presidents Regional Housing Authority v. Mael
Materials via Turtle Talk
507 P.3d 963
Supreme Court Nos. S-17802/17821
Supreme Court of Alaska.
April 15, 2022

Legal Topics: Housing; Emotional Distress; Tort Duty

People in Interest of Jay J.L.
2022 COA 43
Court of Appeals No. 21CA0659
Colorado Court of Appeals, Division V.
April 14, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

In the Interest of Z.K.
973 N.W.2d 27
No. 21-0324
Supreme Court of Iowa.
April 8, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

In re I.F.
77 Cal.App.5th 152
H049207
Court of Appeal, Sixth District, California.
April 6, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

 

 

March

In re Pouget/Herrera
2022 WL 981289
No. 357082
Court of Appeals of Michigan.
March 31, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

A+ Government Solutions, LLC v. Comptroller of Maryland
Materials via Turtle Talk
254 Md.App. 311
No. 0466, Sept. Term, 2021
Court of Special Appeals of Maryland.
March 31, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Taxation

In re K.T.
Materials via Turtle Talk
76 Cal.App.5th 732
E077791
Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division 2, California.
March 23, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

J.P. v. State of Alaska
Materials via Turtle Talk
506 P.3d 3
Supreme Court No. S-18107
Supreme Court of Alaska.
March 18, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act; Jurisdiction

In the Interest of T.F. and T.F.
972 N.W.2d 1
No. 21-0243
Supreme Court of Iowa.
March 11, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act; Jurisdiction

Ulizio v. MMMG, LLC and Mobile Mike Promotions, Inc.
333 So.3d 1148
Nos. 4D21-2600, 4D21-2601
District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fourth District.
March 9, 2022

Legal Topics: Tribal Sovereign Immunity

State of New Mexico v. Kelly M.
2022 WL 671494
No. A-1-CA-39506
Court of Appeals of New Mexico.
March 7, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

February

In re Darian R.
75 Cal.App.5th 502
B314783
Court of Appeals, Second District, Division 1, California.
February 24, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

In re H.V.
75 Cal.App.5th 433
B312153
Court of Appeals, Second District, Division 5, California.
February 18, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

Wattson v. Simon
Materials via Turtle Talk
970 N.W.2d 42
A21-0243, A21-0546
Supreme Court of Minnesota, State of Minnesota Special Redistricting Panel.
February 15, 2022

Legal Topics: Legislative Redistricting

In re B.M. Smith
2022 WL 413918
No. 356619
Court of Appeals of Michigan.
February 10, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act; Michigan Indian Family Preservation Act

The Navajo Nation v. Department of Child Safety
2022 WL 402700
No. 1 CA-JV 21-0225
Court of Appeals of Arizona, Division 1.
February 10, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

In the Interest of A.M. and A.B., Children.
2022 WL 325473
No. 02-21-00313-CV
Court of Appeals of Texas, Fort Worth.
February 3, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

 

 

January

State of Iowa v. Cungtion
Materials via Turtle Talk
969 N.W.2d 501
No. 20-0409
Supreme Court of Iowa.
January 28, 2022

Legal Topics: Criminal Jurisdiction
*See Also: State of Iowa v. Bear

State of Iowa v. Bear
Materials via Turtle Talk
969 N.W.2d 499
No. 20-0401
Supreme Court of Iowa.
January 28, 2022

Legal Topics: Criminal Jurisdiction
*See Also: State of Iowa v. Cungtion

Martin v. State of Minnesota
Materials via Turtle Talk
969 N.W.2d 361
A21-0386
Supreme Court of Minnesota.
January 19, 2022

Legal Topics: McGirt v. Oklahoma; Public Law 280

Wadkins v. State of Oklahoma
Materials via Turtle Talk
504 P.3d 605
F-2018-790
Court of Criminal Appeals of Oklahoma.
January 20, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Status; McGirt v. Oklahoma

Walker v. Arkansas Department of Human Services
2022 Ark.App.21
CV-21-88
Court of Appeals of Arkansad, Division III.
January 19, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act; Termination of Parental Rights

Wild Fish Conservancy v. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Materials via Turtle Talk
198 Wash.2d 846
No. 99263-1
Supreme Court of Washington.
January 13, 2022

Legal Topics: Aquaculture; Environmental Impact Statements

Matter of A.O.
316 Or.App. 711
A175603
Court of Appeals of Oregon.
January 5, 2022

Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act

 

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