Appeals court upholds dismissal of Narragansett Tribe lawsuit against the state DOT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A federal appeals court panel this week upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by the Narragansett Indian Tribe against the state Department of Transportation, finding the tribe’s allegations that the state reneged on a deal to transfer three properties to it belong in Rhode Island, not federal, court.A three-judge panel from the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with U.S. District Court Chief Judge William E. Smith that the Federal Highway […]

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