Cherokee Nation News

Tribe Continues Suit Against Drug Distributors; Refiles in State Court

The Cherokee Nation has refiled a lawsuit against opioid distributors in state court after a federal judge ruled that tribe’s court system had no jurisdiction over the companies. Lawyers filed the suit in Sequoyah County, which is part of the …

Companies Seek Dismissal of Oklahoma Tribe’s Prescription-Drug Suit

Walmart and other major corporations are asking a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit filed against them by the Cherokee Nation, which argues that the companies have not done enough to stop prescription opioid abuse. The Oklahoma-based tribe filed the …