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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.

Filed Under: California | Compacts | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
9th Circuit sides with Big Lagoon Rancheria in gaming site dispute (06/04)
By a unanimous vote, an en banc panel of the court rejected all of the challenges raised by the state of California.

Filed Under: Litigation | NIGC
City submits appeal in gaming dispute with Fond du Lac Band (06/02)
The city has lost every single ruling but is asking the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to hear the case anyway.

Filed Under: Litigation | NIGC
Kialegee Tribal Town granted extension to respond in casino case (05/27)
The state of Oklahoma wants to sue the tribe and its leaders for proposing a casino on an Indian allotment.

Filed Under: California | Compacts | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Supreme Court won't hear challenge to Graton Rancheria casino (05/27)
A group called the Stop the Casino 101 sued Gov. Jerry Brown (D), but not the tribe, for signing a Class III gaming compact.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hoping for casino decision this year (05/21)
The main hurdle is whether the Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar bars the tribe from following the land-into-trust process.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Supreme Court asks Kialegee Tribal Town for casino case brief (05/18)
The state of Oklahoma wants to be able to sue the tribe and its leaders for trying to open a casino on an Indian allotment.

Filed Under: Business Deals | Litigation
Fond du Lac Band prevails again in long-running casino case (05/08)
A judge had ordered the tribe to send another $12 million -- on top of $75 million -- to the city of Duluth but an appeals court said that was a mistake.

Filed Under: Business Deals | Casino Stalker | Connecticut
Cowlitz Tribe and Mohegan Tribe committed to casino project (05/07)
The two tribes expect to break ground on the Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort in Washington later this year.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Litigation
Kialegee Tribal Town declines to submit brief in casino litigation (05/04)
The state of Oklahoma is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a dispute over a failed casino.

Filed Under: Compacts | Legislation
Seminole Tribe renews bid to negotiate Class III casino compact (05/04)
Key provisions of the existing agreement expire July 31 and the tribe is supposed to stop offering blackjack by October 29 if a new deal isn't reached.

Filed Under: Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Ho-Chunk Nation wins decision on legality of video poker games (04/30)
The ruling is a complete victory for the tribe over the status of machines that were installed at a facility in Madison, Wisconsin.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Cowlitz Tribe aims to start construction on casino later in year (04/28)
The Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort has been delayed by litigation but construction could start later this year with union hands.

Filed Under: California | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Chumash Tribe and leaders sued over $160M casino expansion (04/08)
An opposition group claims the casino site was never placed in trust and is not part of the tribe's reservation.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident on gaming plan (04/06)
Attorney Arlinda Locklear said work picked up after a federal judge upheld a land-into-trust application for a recently recognized tribe in Washington.

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