Judge sets trial in August in Shingle Springs Band gaming case

A judge in California says the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians must go to trial in August in a gaming case.

Judge Patrick Riley rejected the tribe's motion to dismiss the case. The trial is due to start August 8.

At issue is a contract the tribe signed with Sharp Image. The two parties opened a casino in the mid-1990s but it closed after 10 months.

The tribe subsequently partnered with Lakes Entertainment to open the $200 million Red Hawk Casino. Sharp Image says it is owed $100 million under the old contract.

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August trial set for suit against tribe that owns Red Hawk Casino (The Sacramento Bee 2/16)
Trial date set for Red Hawk Casino suit (The Sacramento Business Journal 2/15)

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