Appellate Victory on Behalf of Native American Tribe

Appellate Victory on Behalf of Native American Tribe

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          Partner Frank L. Corrado, Esq.

Partner Frank Corrado, Esq. participated in and authored the brief in an appellate victory in the case of Nanticoke Lenni Lenape Tribal Nation v. Hoffman, Docket No. A-2756-15T1.  Therein, the Third-Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the decision of the Federal District Court dismissing the case brought by the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation alleging that the State of New Jersey had violated its constitutional rights by denying its status as a Native American Tribe after decades of so recognizing them.

This is a major victory this means that the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation will be able to move forward with its claims that the State of New Jersey has gone back on its longstanding recognization of the Naticoke as an American Indian Tribe.

 Attorney Gregory A. Werkheiser, Esq. of the Cultural Heritage Foundation, PLLC argued the case.  L. Eden Burgess, also of the Cultural Heritage Foundation, also participated in briefing the case.