Council reverses decision on pay raise lawsuit defendants' representation
Tribal Council reversed a decision from a week earlier involving legal representation for those named in a lawsuit involving pay raises that occurred last fall. Council passed Res. No. 30 (2015) in Annual Council on Wednesday, Oct. 14 which stated that those named in the lawsuit would be responsible for their own legal representation. Eight days later, on Thursday, Oct. 22, Council passed Res. No. 36 (2015) which rescinds Res. No. 30 and provides for a case-by-case review of legal service fees.
“The main concern I had on the working of the previous resolution (Res. No. 30) is that it potentially affects the liability of this tribe, and it’s also our duty to protect the liability,” said Yellowhill Rep. Anita Lossiah, who co-introduced the legislation along with Birdtown Rep. Travis Smith, during the debate on the issue on Thursday.