Paskenta Band factions agree to extend order affecting casino

The Rolling Hills Casino. Photo from Facebook

Rival factions of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians of California have agreed to extend their truce at the tribal casino.

As part of a lawsuit filed by the state, Judge Kimberly Mueller ordered the factions not to interfere with operations at the Rolling Hills Casino. All parties agreed to extend the ruling until July 8, indicating that discussions between the factions might be producing positive results.

One faction is led by Chairman Andy Freeman. The other includes four council members who are still being recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

State Attorney General Kamala Harris stepped when both sides brought security forces to the casino and one threatened to shut it down. She argued that the dispute posed a threat to public health and safety.

Judge Mueller agreed and granted a temporary restraining order that was to run until July 2. But the parties filed a joint stipulation to extend it until July 8.

As talks continue, Mueller has rescheduled a hearing in the case from June 30 to July 7.

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Relevant Documents:
Complaint: California v. Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians | Memorandum In Support of Temporary Restraining Order | Joint Stipulation

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