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Tribes sue Oklahoma governor to protect Class III gaming rights

Tribes sue Oklahoma governor to protect Class III gaming rights (January 6, 2020)

The Cherokee Nation, Chickasaw Nation, the Choctaw Nation are suing the Republican governor of Oklahoma as a gaming impasse enters the new year.

Oklahoma turns to private law firm for help with tribal gaming compacts

Oklahoma turns to private law firm for help with tribal gaming compacts (September 16, 2019)

The state of Oklahoma is relying on outside legal expertise as it seeks to negotiate new Class III gaming compacts with tribes despite major disagreements about the upcoming talks.

Jonodev Chaudhuri lands new job after stint at National Indian Gaming Commission

Jonodev Chaudhuri lands new job after stint at National Indian Gaming Commission (May 7, 2019)

Jonodev Chaudhuri will be heading up the Indian law and policy practice at the Quarles & Brady firm.

New Interior leader had 'absolutely nothing to do with' stalled tribal casino

New Interior leader had 'absolutely nothing to do with' stalled tribal casino (April 17, 2019)

David Bernhardt gets credit for doing a lot at the Department of the Interior. Except when it might get him into trouble.

President Trump's nominee loves beating tribal interests in court

President Trump's nominee loves beating tribal interests in court (August 9, 2018)

An attorney who has defeated tribes in a slew of precedent-setting cases could see his influence spread across Indian Country.

Gun Lake Tribe welcomes victory as Supreme Court puts end to homelands lawsuit

Gun Lake Tribe welcomes victory as Supreme Court puts end to homelands lawsuit (February 27, 2018)

The leader of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians is hailing a decision from the nation's highest court as a victory for all of Indian Country.

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation accused of negligence for death at casino

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation accused of negligence for death at casino (November 9, 2017)

The casino owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is the target of a lawsuit after patron died there last year.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe claims victory in long-running state taxation fight

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe claims victory in long-running state taxation fight (September 19, 2017)

As the Trump administration debates whether to take a stand on a major taxation issue in Indian Country, one tribe is claiming victory over the state of South Dakota.

Open Secrets: Indian gaming battles make for well-fed lobbyists

Open Secrets: Indian gaming battles make for well-fed lobbyists (June 1, 2017)

Spending on lobbying by gaming tribes hit a record high of more than $26.5 million in 2015, the same year that tribal gaming revenues experienced their highest growth in recent years.

Stockbridge-Munsee Band prepares possible lawsuit in casino feud

Stockbridge-Munsee Band prepares possible lawsuit in casino feud (April 6, 2017)

The state of Wisconsin and the Ho-Chunk Nation might be sued over a disputed expansion project.

Wilton Rancheria still wondering about anti-casino campaign

Wilton Rancheria still wondering about anti-casino campaign (November 28, 2016)

More clues are emerging as the tribe seeks to open a $400 million casino in Elk Grove, California.

Schaghticoke Tribal Nation still fighting for federal recognition and a casino

Schaghticoke Tribal Nation still fighting for federal recognition and a casino (June 28, 2016)

The tribe's sad saga is at the center of a battle over a new casino in Connecticut.

Florida racks up legal bills in gaming fight with Seminole Tribe

Florida racks up legal bills in gaming fight with Seminole Tribe (April 29, 2016)

Some lawyers are getting paid as high as $350 an hour as part of a dispute over a Class III gaming compact.

Developers lose lawsuit over failed Kialegee Tribal Town casino

Developers lose lawsuit over failed Kialegee Tribal Town casino (November 19, 2015)

Attorney Dennis J. Whittlesey was accused of malpractice but a federal judge dismissed the case against him.

Poarch Creeks refute bribery allegations in casino tax dispute

Poarch Creeks refute bribery allegations in casino tax dispute (September 17, 2015)

A local official who is at the losing end of a lawsuit is seeking more funds to pay for his legal battle against the tribe.

Wisconsin governor paid $2.2M to law firm for tribal casino work

Wisconsin governor paid $2.2M to law firm for tribal casino work (August 20, 2015)

Gov. Scott Walker (R), now a 2016 presidential candidate, hired an out-of-state firm because he said he needed help making a decision on the Menominee Nation's off-reservation casino bid.

Non-Indian man plans appeal in loss of Gun Lake Tribe casino case

Non-Indian man plans appeal in loss of Gun Lake Tribe casino case (July 6, 2015)

David Patchak, who wants money from the tribe, will take the case to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals for the second time since 2008.

City tries to lower litigation costs in Fond du Lac Band casino case

City tries to lower litigation costs in Fond du Lac Band casino case (June 5, 2015)

After losing every round in the long-running battle, Duluth is handling the case in-house.

Ex-aide to Massachusetts governor joins   firm's gaming group

Ex-aide to Massachusetts governor joins firm's gaming group (December 17, 2012)

A former aide to Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) who worked on gaming issues is representing a client that wants to open a commercial casino, The Cape Cod Times reports. E. Abim Thomas served as deputy chief legal counsel for...

Column: Dorsey & Whitney loses ethics case

Column: Dorsey & Whitney loses ethics case (April 10, 2007)

"Dorsey & Whitney failed to tell a corporate client that it may have given bad advice, even after it recognized the problem, a federal judge ruled Monday in a legal-ethics case that has Twin Cities lawyers buzzing. U.S. District Judge...