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Filed Under: California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
Judge rejects challenges to Ione Band land-into-trust application (10/01)
Opponents raised the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar in hopes of stopping the tribe from building a casino in Amador County, California.

Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe prepares for groundbreaking on casino in early 2016 (09/30)
A lawsuit challenging the tribe's land-into-trust application is still pending in the federal court system.

Filed Under: California | Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Enterprise Rancheria wins ruling in casino land-into-trust case (09/28)
A federal judge rejected a slew of claims made by two rival tribes with existing casinos in northern California.

Filed Under: Compacts | Federal Register | Land Acquisitions | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gaming site officially put in trust (09/25)
A 151-acre site in Taunton, Massachusetts, plus another 170 acres in Mashpee, the location of tribal headquarters, were immediately placed in trust by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces lawsuit over gaming project (09/22)
An attorney is already lining up clients in hopes of preventing the Bureau of Indian Affairs from finalizing a long-delayed land-into-trust application.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Sault Tribe faces hurdles with off-reservation gaming projects (09/18)
More lawsuits are expected if the Bureau of Indian Affairs ever approves the tribe's land-into-trust applications.

Filed Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Seneca Nation wins decision in off-reservation gaming lawsuit (09/16)
The tribe is pursuing a $40 million expansion of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo, New York.

Filed Under: Legislation | Litigation
Coeur d'Alene Tribe wins decision over machines at racetracks (09/11)
About 250 instant horse racing machines will have to be removed from non-Indian gaming facilities.

Filed Under: Compacts | Litigation
Alabama won't appeal decision in Poarch Creek gaming lawsuit (09/04)
Attorney General Luther Strange said a Class III gaming compact would be the only way for the state to gain a role in gaming on the tribe's reservation.

Filed Under: Litigation
Poarch Creeks secure major ruling in gaming dispute in Alabama (09/03)
The state's attempt to dispute the legality of land placed in trust for the tribe in the 1990s was rejected by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in a unanimous decision.

Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Supreme Court takes up petition in Kialegee Tribal Town dispute (09/01)
The battle began when the tribe announced plans to open a gaming facility on an Indian allotment near Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe prepares for decision on gaming plan (08/28)
The tribe is eager to start work on the $500 million First Light Resort and Casino in Taunton, Massachusetts.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to see BIA decision on casino project (08/26)
It's only taken eight years but the Bureau of Indian Affairs is going to make a decision on the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe still working on design plans for contested casino (07/29)
The tribe's 152-acre reservation was placed in trust in March but plans for a casino there are being tested in federal court.

Filed Under: Litigation
Wisconsin asks Supreme Court to rule on Ho-Chunk Nation poker (07/28)
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the tribe can offer electronic poker but the state isn't happy with that decision.

Filed Under: Compacts | Litigation
Coeur d'Alene Tribe weighs options after losing poker ruling (07/23)
A rehearing before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals or a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court are possible.

Filed Under: Compacts | Litigation | Openings and Closings
9th Circuit won't let Coeur d'Alene Tribe offer poker games (07/22)
Texas Hold'em games aren't legal under the Idaho Constitution or authorized by the Class III gaming compact.

Filed Under: California | Compacts | Litigation
9th Circuit won't reconsider victory in Big Lagoon Rancheria case (07/10)
The state of California can now ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case that's being closely watched across Indian Country.

Filed Under: Litigation | Opinion
Law Article: Saginaw Chippewa Tribe loses decision in NLRB dispute (07/06)
Weighing in on a hotly contested issue, a panel of the Sixth Circuit has found that federal labor law applies to Indian tribes’ casinos, notwithstanding the tribes’ inherent sovereignty.

Filed Under: Litigation | Opinion
Brian Pierson: Tribal labor sovereignty could land in Supreme Court (07/03)
Four of the six judges in the Sixth Circuit who have examined the issue, in two different cases, have concluded that the NLRA has no jurisdiction over the tribes. The tribes have lost both cases!

Filed Under: Business Deals | Litigation
Sault Tribe protected by sovereign immunity in casino dispute (06/30)
Congress did not waive tribal sovereign immunity in bankruptcy proceedings, a federal judge ruled earlier this month.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Legislation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe can't stop non-Indian gaming facility (06/19)
The Plainridge Park Casino, with up to 1,500 slot machines, will open on June 24.

Filed Under: Legislation | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Judge supports Gun Lake Tribe in battle over land-into-trust law (06/18)
The Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act of 2014 protects the tribe's gaming facility from litigation.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Sault Tribe confident of victory in off-reservation gaming case (06/18)
The state hopes to block the Kewadin Lansing Casino by suing individual tribal leaders rather than the tribe itself.

Filed Under: Litigation | NIGC
Quapaw Tribe requests dismissal of lawsuit over casino expansion (06/16)
The tribe and its leaders are claiming sovereign immunity in a lawsuit filed by the state of Kansas.

Filed Under: Legislation | Litigation | Regulation
Union won't appeal decision in Chickasaw Nation casino dispute (06/12)
The National Labor Relations Board declined to assert jurisdiction over the WinStar World Casino and Resort due to the tribe's treaty rights.

Filed Under: California | Compacts | Litigation
Big Lagoon Rancheria awaits move on Class III gaming compact (06/11)
The tribe proved that the state was not negotiating in good faith for a casino on an 11-acre site on the reservation.

Filed Under: California | Compacts | Litigation
Law Article: Big Lagoon Rancheria ruling clears air on casino land (06/09)
Big Lagoon is significant because of the court’s recognition that, as a matter of law, Carcieri did not operate to retroactively divest existing trust lands of their legal status.

Filed Under: Litigation | NIGC
City tries to lower litigation costs in Fond du Lac Band casino case (06/05)
After losing every round in the long-running battle, Duluth is handling the case in-house.

Filed Under: Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Kansas seeks more time to respond in Quapaw Tribe casino case (06/05)
Attorney General Derek Schmidt said he needs to conduct 'extensive' legal research amid a looming furlough for state employees.

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