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Pay raise lawsuit defendants responsible for own representation


Those named in a lawsuit involving pay raises for Tribal Council that occurred last fall are responsible for their own legal representation according to a resolution passed in Annual Council on Wednesday, Oct. 14. The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday, Oct. 6 in Tribal Court by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians for Justice & Accountability (EBCIJA), disputes the pay raises.

The resolution, submitted on Wednesday by Big Cove Rep. Teresa McCoy, states in part, “Tribal Council was served with a demand letter several months ago, and only with discussion, no vote, retained legal services from a firm in Washington, DC…to date, the tribe has already spent $49,000 for legal fees for Tribal Council Members in defense of the demand letter.”


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