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Supreme Court Clarifies Limits on Tribes' Self-Determination Contract Support Costs Claims

 


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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. United States that a tribe has six years from the time a claim for self-determination contract support costs (CSC) first arises to present the claim to a governmental agency allegedly owing it reimbursement for those costs.

A tribe cannot rely upon equitable tolling to lengthen that time period unless it has both diligently pursued its claims and encountered extraordinary circumstances beyond its control that prevented the timely presentation of those claims.

Read more: https://www.hklaw.com/Publications/Supreme-Court-Clarifies-Limits-on-Tribes-Self-Determination-Contract-Support-Costs-Claims-02-02-2016/

 

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