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2005-06-28 22:34:18

By Linda Prospero NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York State will not have to pay$248 million in land claims to the Cayuga Indian Nation of NewYork and the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma, a U.S. AppealsCourt said on Tuesday, reversing an earlier decision by afederal district court. Tuesday's decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for theSecond Circuit dismissed the lower court's ruling by a 2-1decision and could have broad implications for unsettled claimsby other Indian tribes. Still pending...


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