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Content about U.S. Court of Federal Claims

February 28, 2012

Osages in Osage County bought more than 200 cars in January

It’s pretty apparent on the streets of Pawhuska that a lot of people have bought new cars. When parking at the gas station, grocery store, retail stores, there are new car tags.

According to the Osage Nation Tax Commission, from the period of Nov. 30 to Jan. 5, 224 new cars were registered, including a Bentley. Yes, a Bentley, the luxury car hand manufactured in Crewe, England with a price tag starting at $200,000.

February 25, 2011

Federal Judge Emily Hewitt said in order issued Feb. 24 Nation is ‘entitled to a reasonable estimate of the damages it is due’

January 7, 2011

Damages awarded could reach an estimated $310 million

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims has ruled in favor of the Osages again.

June 18, 2010
Defendant in Fletcher case gives back shares of Mineral Estate
July 17, 2009

Shareholders could receive roughly $139,000 per headright

The Osage Nation’s attorneys are “hopeful” that the Nation’s nine-year-old Trust lawsuit against the U.S. government might be nearing an end.

“Our goal is to get a judgment or settlement as quickly as we can,” said Wilson Pipestem, the Nation’s attorney for the case, at a trust update meeting June 11 at the Wahzhazhi Cultural Center. “I’m very optimistic . . . I’m hopeful that this could happen within the year.”