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City continues litigation over Pechanga Band gaming agreement

A federal judge says she has jurisdiction to hear a gaming dispute between the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians and the city of Temecula, California.

Judge Dale S. Fischer initially questioned whether she had authority to hear the case. But in a January 3 ruling, she said has jurisdiction under the tribe's Class III gaming compact, The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported.

Under the compact, the tribe negotiated an agreement with Temecula to address the impacts of gaming. The deal promises the city an estimated $2 million a year.

However, negotiations are still underway with Riverside County. Until the arrangement is complete, the tribe says it can't make payments to Temecula.

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Judge lets Temecula lawsuit against Pechanga continue (The Riverside Press-Enterprise 1/18)

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