Plain Dealer Reporter
One week after hailing the state's
dismissal from an
Attorney General Jim Petro says the
The state filed a motion on Friday to intervene in the year-old federal lawsuit. The tribe sought thousands of acres that it claimed were taken illegally, under faulty treaties and land deals.
The tribe last week dismissed
dismissals, the tribe also filed proposed settlements with U.S. Judge James
fears such deals could be viewed as "settlements of a land claim," a
standard the tribe must meet in asking the federal government to take the land
into trust - the first of many hurdles the
filing Friday, the state argued that the
Tribe lawyer Mason Morisset said Friday that he had not seen the state's motion to intervene. "We dismissed them," Morisset said. "I don't know why we would want them back."
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