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Pauma Band hits end of the line with labor sovereignty case

Pauma Band hits end of the line with labor sovereignty case (May 20, 2019)

It wasn't all good news from the U.S. Supreme Court as the Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians was turned away in a closely-watched labor sovereignty case.

Tribes and sovereignty still don't mix when it comes to labor laws

Tribes and sovereignty still don't mix when it comes to labor laws (May 4, 2018)

Efforts by Indian Country to assert sovereignty over labor laws are failing in the courts, not just in the halls of Congress.

California governor keeps busy with tribal gaming compacts

California governor keeps busy with tribal gaming compacts (September 22, 2016)

Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has signed 11 compacts with tribes so far in 2016 and resolved a $36.3 million compact dispute with another tribe.

Pauma Band is finally getting $36.3M payment in gaming dispute

Pauma Band is finally getting $36.3M payment in gaming dispute (September 12, 2016)

The tribe is owed the money after being forced into signing a bad deal with the state of California.

Pauma Band gets closer to seeing $36.3M payment in gaming case

Pauma Band gets closer to seeing $36.3M payment in gaming case (September 1, 2016)

A bill to pay the tribe for its victory in a lawsuit has been sent to California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) for his signature.

Pauma Band might finally see $36.3M payment from gaming case

Pauma Band might finally see $36.3M payment from gaming case (August 24, 2016)

The tribe was overcharged for more slot machines but the state of California has yet to pay up.

Supreme Court deals setback to tribes in labor sovereignty dispute

Supreme Court deals setback to tribes in labor sovereignty dispute (June 27, 2016)

Indian Country rallied after two Michigan tribes lost their labor law cases but the nation's highest court won't be taking up the matter.

Supreme Court won't hear Pauma Band compact negotiation case

Supreme Court won't hear Pauma Band compact negotiation case (June 27, 2016)

The state of California is still on the hook for paying $36.2 million back to the tribe but a key issue remains on the table.

9th Circuit won't rehear Tohono O'odham Nation gaming case

9th Circuit won't rehear Tohono O'odham Nation gaming case (May 24, 2016)

The development sets the stage for a potential appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

California asks Supreme Court to hear Pauma Band compact case

California asks Supreme Court to hear Pauma Band compact case (March 21, 2016)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the state to pay $36.2 million to the tribe for misrepresentations during the Class III negotiation process.

Pauma Band to add hotel to casino after win in gaming litigation

Pauma Band to add hotel to casino after win in gaming litigation (December 4, 2015)

The tribe won a $32.6 million judgement against the state of California after being forced to sign a new compact with higher revenue sharing rates.

Pauma Band celebrates win for $36.2M in compact overpayments

Pauma Band celebrates win for $36.2M in compact overpayments (October 27, 2015)

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is considering an appeal in the long-running dispute.

Pauma Band wins dispute over $36.2M in gaming compact overpayments

Pauma Band wins dispute over $36.2M in gaming compact overpayments (October 26, 2015)

The tribe was paying a higher revenue sharing rate despite not being able to add more gaming machines to its casino.

NLRB judge allows Pauma casino workers to wear union buttons

NLRB judge allows Pauma casino workers to wear union buttons (June 30, 2014)

Employees were told they could be disciplined for wearing pro-union buttons.

Man who stole from Pechanga Band also cheated Pauma Band

Man who stole from Pechanga Band also cheated Pauma Band (May 8, 2014)

A California man who was convicted of cheating the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians has pleaded guilty to stealing from the Pauma-Yuima Band of Lusieños Indians.

Column: Pauma Band casino employees trying to join union

Column: Pauma Band casino employees trying to join union (February 12, 2014)

Employees of the casino owned by the Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians in California are still trying to unionize.

Tour bus heading to Pauma Band's casino involved in accident

Tour bus heading to Pauma Band's casino involved in accident (September 3, 2013)

A bus heading to the casino owned by the Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians was involved in an accident on Sunday night. Ten people -- nine passengers and a driver -- were hospitalized, according to news reports. The driver lost...

Employees at casino owned by Pauma Band want to unionize

Employees at casino owned by Pauma Band want to unionize (April 25, 2013)

Employees of the casino owned by the Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians in California are trying to unionize. Union supporters signed up 149 Casino Pauma employees for Unite Here Local 30. That represents more than half of the employees at...

Court ruling on Pauma Band compact affected union provision

Court ruling on Pauma Band compact affected union provision (April 18, 2013)

A federal judge invalidated a Class III gaming compact for the Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians of California last month, a ruling that affected how unions organize at the tribe's casino. The tribe no longer has to remain neutral on...

Pauma Band wins decision in Class III gaming compact suit

Pauma Band wins decision in Class III gaming compact suit (March 21, 2013)

The Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians of California doesn't have to follow a Class III gaming compact that included a high revenue sharing rate, a federal judge ruled on Monday. The Pauma Band signed a compact in 1999 that authorized...

Pauma Band spending $10M on first major renovations at casino

Pauma Band spending $10M on first major renovations at casino (August 2, 2012)

The Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians has started renovations at its casino in southern California. The tribe is spending $10 million on the first major renovation project at Casino Pauma since the facility opened 11 years ago, The North County...

Pauma Band to complete $10M renovation   at casino this fall

Pauma Band to complete $10M renovation at casino this fall (February 29, 2012)

Thanks to a $66 million financing deal, the Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians in California will be able to spend $10 million on a casino upgrade. The tribe is renovating the structure that houses Casino Pauma. Plans call for a...

Pauma Band closes   $66M in financing for gaming operation

Pauma Band closes $66M in financing for gaming operation (February 27, 2012)

The Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians has closed on $66 million in financing, a move that benefits its gaming operation. The tribe will use the money to refinance existing debt. Upgrades are also in the works for the Casino Pauma....

Pauma Band allows woman to collect disputed $2K  slots   jackpot

Pauma Band allows woman to collect disputed $2K slots jackpot (August 17, 2010)

The Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians of California allowed a woman to collect a $2,040 slot machine jackpot but said she will remain banned from the Casino Pauma. Jill Waters and her sister-in-law were playing slot machines together when the...

Pauma Band bars women from casino after   dispute about jackpot

Pauma Band bars women from casino after dispute about jackpot (July 19, 2010)

Two women are upset that the Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians of California banned them for life from the tribal casino. Jill Waters and Laura Waters are sisters-in-law. They were playing slot machines together at the Casino Pauma when one...

Pauma Band awaits final ruling in gaming compact case

Pauma Band awaits final ruling in gaming compact case (April 19, 2010)

The Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians of California is waiting for a final ruling in its Class III compact lawsuit. The tribe and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) signed a compact in 2004. It allowed the tribe to operate more slot...

Judge indicates he might invalidate Pauma   casino compact

Judge indicates he might invalidate Pauma casino compact (April 6, 2010)

A federal judge indicated he might invalidate the Class III gaming compact that the Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians signed with California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R). The tribe signed the compact in 2004. It authorized new slot machines in exchange...

Court orders new trial in  Pauma gaming case

Court orders new trial in Pauma gaming case (October 2, 2009)

An appeals court in California threw out a jury verdict and ordered a new trial in a case between the Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians and Harrah's Entertainment. The tribe was negotiating a casino deal with Caesars Entertainment when Harrah's...

Mashantucket Tribe drops Pauma   casino deal

Mashantucket Tribe drops Pauma casino deal (September 25, 2009)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut withdrew from a casino deal in California due to economic concerns, a spokesperson said. The Pequots agreed to help the Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians with a $300 million casino. But they tribes...

Pauma Band sues to invalidate gaming compact

Pauma Band sues to invalidate gaming compact (September 24, 2009)

The Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians is accusing California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) of tricking the tribe into signing a gaming compact. The 2004 agreement allowed the tribe to operate more slot machines in exchange for sharing more revenues with...

Pauma Band to cut casino jobs amid   downturn

Pauma Band to cut casino jobs amid downturn (November 10, 2008)

The Pauma Yuima Band of Mission Indians of California will be eliminating employees at Casino Pauma. The tribe cited the economy in making the cuts. It's not known how many employees will be let go. The tribe has been planning...

Pauma Band offers casino 'games' on its website

Pauma Band offers casino 'games' on its website (September 8, 2008)

The California Gambling Control Commission is looking into a virtual casino being offered by the Pauma Band of Mission Indians. The tribe launched the games on the Casino Pauma website last month. Players can try their luck on slot machines,...

California county approves $38M Pauma Band deal

California county approves $38M Pauma Band deal (August 7, 2008)

The board of supervisors in San Diego County, California, approved a $38 million deal with the Pauma Band of Mission Indians. The tribe has agreed to pay $25.5 million for numerous road improvements around its new $300 million Pauma Casino....

Pauma Band reaches   casino agreement with county

Pauma Band reaches casino agreement with county (July 29, 2008)

The Pauma Band of Luiseno Indians reached a memorandum of understanding with San Diego County, California, over the tribe's $300 million casino resort. The tribe will pay $38 million for road improvements around the new Casino Pauma. The agreement...

Opinion: Pauma  Band's casino expansion a threat

Opinion: Pauma Band's casino expansion a threat (September 26, 2007)

"Many Pauma Valley residents and visitors want their elected and appointed government officials to act so that the big business of American Indian gaming does not result in deadlier business -- more traffic accidents, injuries and fatalities -- and so...

Pauma Band  casino expansion sees opposition

Pauma Band casino expansion sees opposition (September 17, 2007)

In 2004, the Pauma Band of Mission Indians signed a compact with California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) to add more slot machines to Casino Pauma. As part of the agreement, the tribe has to address the impacts of the...

Pauma Band holds another meeting on casino plans

Pauma Band holds another meeting on casino plans (September 6, 2007)

The Pauma Band of Mission Indians held a second public meeting about its casino plans on Wednesday. The tribe operates a temporary casino on its reservation. Plans call for a new $300 million facility with up to 2,500 slot machines,...

Pauma Band  takes comments on proposed casino

Pauma Band takes comments on proposed casino (August 29, 2007)

The Pauma Band of Mission Indians held a public hearing on its plans for a new casino. The tribe wants to replace Casino Pauma with a larger facility. The new casino would include 110,000 square-feet of gaming space, a...

Pauma Band plans $300M casino expansion

Pauma Band plans $300M casino expansion (August 9, 2007)

The Pauma Band of Mission Indians plans a $300 million expansion of its casino in southern California. The tribe currently operates a 1,090-slot machine casino in a temporary building. The new casino will boast 110,000 square feet of gaming...

Man wins $3.2M on slots at Pauma Band casino

Man wins $3.2M on slots at Pauma Band casino (June 7, 2007)

A California man won $3.2 million on penny slot machines at the casino owned by the Pauma Band of Mission Indians. Robert Wilkie Jr., 76, won the jackpot on progressive slot machines. It's the largest penny slot payout in California...