More: tribal courts

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation accused of negligence for death at casino
Connecticut | Litigation
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.

Mohegan Tribe faces lawsuits for accident involving drunken casino patron
Connecticut | Litigation
Mohegan Tribe faces lawsuits for accident involving drunken casino patron (October 31, 2017)
The gaming arm of the Mohegan Tribe is being sued by a woman who blames a car accident on a drunken patron.

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes sue former partners for failed online gaming site
Business Deals | Litigation
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes sue former partners for failed online gaming site (October 2, 2017)
The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes are suing their former partners over a failed online poker website.

Mississippi Choctaw citizens win court decision to put new casino to a vote
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Mississippi Choctaw citizens win court decision to put new casino to a vote (August 17, 2017)
A group called Chahta for Better Government is trying to halt plans for a $25 million casino on the reservation.

Muscogee Nation raids allotment and makes arrest in dispute over casino bid
Openings & Closings
Muscogee Nation raids allotment and makes arrest in dispute over casino bid (August 17, 2017)
A dispute between the Muscogee Nation and the Kialegee Tribal Town over a potential casino is escalating in Oklahoma.

Mohegan Tribe wants gaming disputes resolved in own judicial system
Connecticut | Litigation
Mohegan Tribe wants gaming disputes resolved in own judicial system (April 26, 2017)
The tribe's court system resolved other claims connected to the incident that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ex-employee of Shakopee Tribe loses case over assault at casino
Litigation | Public Relations
Ex-employee of Shakopee Tribe loses case over assault at casino (October 13, 2016)
The employee was groped and forcibly kissed by a patron at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel.

Eastern Cherokee council subpoenas Facebook for casino video
Public Relations
Eastern Cherokee council subpoenas Facebook for casino video (June 10, 2016)
A gaming board member is facing calls to step down in connection with an incident that has stirred major controversy on the North Carolina reservation.

Eastern Cherokees vow investigation of incident at casino show
Litigation | Public Relations
Eastern Cherokees vow investigation of incident at casino show (April 14, 2016)
Surveillance footage of a casino board member and her entourage is stirring major controversy on the reservation.

Mohegan Tribe casino worker wins case due to sovereign immunity
Connecticut | Litigation
Mohegan Tribe casino worker wins case due to sovereign immunity (March 8, 2016)
A limousine driver at Mohegan Sun was acting within his official duties at the time of an October 2011 accident so he can't be sued without his consent.

8th Circuit upholds NIGC fine in Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe case
Litigation | NIGC
8th Circuit upholds NIGC fine in Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe case (February 2, 2016)
A non-Indian gaming company that took too much money from the South Dakota tribe lost a fight over a $5 million fine.

White Earth Nation saw fortunes change after winning casino case
Business Deals | Litigation | Openings & Closings
White Earth Nation saw fortunes change after winning casino case (February 2, 2016)
A gaming developer was ordered to pay $18.5 million by the tribe's court, a decision that was recognized in the state court system.

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe casino employees face suit for fatal crash
Litigation
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe casino employees face suit for fatal crash (December 17, 2015)
The lawsuit accuses a bartender and two security guards at the Paragon Casino Resort of negligence in connection with a drunken-driving accident in July 2013.

Lac du Flambeau Band loses ruling in messy casino bond case
Business Deals | Litigation
Lac du Flambeau Band loses ruling in messy casino bond case (December 2, 2015)
The dispute began after the tribe refused to pay $50 million in bonds that were issued for a failed commercial riverboat casino.

Bishop Paiute Tribe loses ruling in casino expansion dispute
California | Litigation
Bishop Paiute Tribe loses ruling in casino expansion dispute (November 16, 2015)
The Intertribal Court of Southern California Court of Appeals sided with a tribal member who opposes the $30 million project.

Mohegan Tribe fired worker who helped casino regular break rules
Connecticut | Regulation
Mohegan Tribe fired worker who helped casino regular break rules (July 28, 2015)
Maria DeGiacomo worked as a pit boss at Mohegan Sun for 18 years.

Mohegan Tribe's casino employee faces lawsuit over accident
Connecticut | Litigation
Mohegan Tribe's casino employee faces lawsuit over accident (June 23, 2015)
The dispute stems from an October 2011 incident in which a limousine driven by a Mohegan Sun employee struck another vehicle.

Mohegan Tribe settles suit from injured casino patron for $775K
Connecticut | Litigation
Mohegan Tribe settles suit from injured casino patron for $775K (June 19, 2015)
Salvatore Vizzo was injured while riding in a limousine driven by an employee at Mohegan Sun.

Mashantucket Tribe wins dismissal of casino employment case
Connecticut | Litigation | Public Relations
Mashantucket Tribe wins dismissal of casino employment case (June 10, 2015)
Steven Thomas was hired as manager of tribal and Native American relations at Foxwoods Resort Casino after he pleaded guilty to stealing from the tribe.

Woman from Mashantucket Tribe loses casino per capita ruling
Connecticut | Litigation
Woman from Mashantucket Tribe loses casino per capita ruling (April 20, 2015)
Andrina Charles claims she was promised the payments after she had been banished from the tribe following a crime conviction.

Kickapoo Tribe ousts leader amid concerns about casino revenue
Regulation
Kickapoo Tribe ousts leader amid concerns about casino revenue (January 6, 2015)
Council member Steve Cadue is accused of overspending and using a per capita trust fund as collateral without approval.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community voters reject new casino plan
Business Deals | Casino Stalker
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community voters reject new casino plan (December 16, 2014)
Tribal members rejected plans to buy a hotel and build a $31 million casino at the site.

Mashantucket Tribe hired convicted council member at casino
Connecticut | Litigation
Mashantucket Tribe hired convicted council member at casino (December 8, 2014)
Steven Thomas was hired for the job after he pleaded guilty and remains there even though he is under a banishment order.

Chickasaw Nation fired casino employee after faulty arrest
Regulation
Chickasaw Nation fired casino employee after faulty arrest (November 10, 2014)
The charges against Austin Wren were dropped but he still lost his job and his casino license.

KBIC judge dismisses lawsuit challenging plan for new casino
Casino Stalker | Litigation
KBIC judge dismisses lawsuit challenging plan for new casino (September 18, 2014)
The judge went ahead and resolved the case on the merits after being told by the council to dismiss it.

KBIC judge ignores order to stop proceedings in gaming litigation
Casino Stalker | Litigation
KBIC judge ignores order to stop proceedings in gaming litigation (September 3, 2014)
The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community of Michigan appears to be heading back into a judicial crisis over plans for a new casino.

KBIC puts judges back to work but orders end to gaming lawsuit
Casino Stalker | Litigation
KBIC puts judges back to work but orders end to gaming lawsuit (August 15, 2014)
The tribe's judicial crisis appears to be settled as plans for the new casino move forward.

KBIC shuts off water and power to tribal court in casino dispute
Casino Stalker | Litigation
KBIC shuts off water and power to tribal court in casino dispute (August 13, 2014)
Tribal judges have been suspended without pay as part of a dispute over plans for a new casino.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community suspends judges in casino flap
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community suspends judges in casino flap (August 12, 2014)
The dispute arose after the tribal council approved the $2.75 million purchase of a hotel with the intent of building a new casino at the site.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community goes ahead with gaming plan
Business Deals | Casino Stalker | Litigation
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community goes ahead with gaming plan (August 5, 2014)
The tribe wants to move an existing casino to a new site on the waterfront but a lawsuit in tribal court could stop the project.

Bishop Paiute Tribe asserts right to develop land next to casino
California | Openings & Closings
Bishop Paiute Tribe asserts right to develop land next to casino (June 18, 2014)
Tribal members appeared in tribal court for trespassing on disputed land.

Column: Tackling employment rights at tribal gaming facilities
Opinion
Column: Tackling employment rights at tribal gaming facilities (June 17, 2014)
Attorney Donna Ballman discusses employment rights at tribal casinos.

Mohegan Tribe told to pay $92K to patron for incident at casino
Connecticut | Litigation
Mohegan Tribe told to pay $92K to patron for incident at casino (May 14, 2014)
The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut has been ordered to pay $92,344 to a casino patron.

Bars at Mohegan Tribe's casino face lawsuit over driving death
Connecticut
Bars at Mohegan Tribe's casino face lawsuit over driving death (April 11, 2014)
Two bars at the casino owned by the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut are being sued in connection with a drunken driving death.

Company that owes $10.4M to gaming tribes files for  bankruptcy
Business Deals | Litigation
Company that owes $10.4M to gaming tribes files for bankruptcy (March 25, 2014)
A non-Indian cash management company that owes $10.4 million to tribes has filed for bankruptcy protections in federal court.

Harrison Tsosie: Navajo Nation's compact holds tribe liable
Compacts | Opinion
Harrison Tsosie: Navajo Nation's compact holds tribe liable (February 12, 2014)
Harrison Tsosie, the attorney general for the Navajo Nation, explains liability provisions in the tribe's Class III gaming compact.

Firm ordered to pay $10.4M for doing business at tribal casinos
Business Deals | Litigation
Firm ordered to pay $10.4M for doing business at tribal casinos (December 4, 2013)
A non-Indian cash management company is in big trouble for its business dealings with two tribes.

San Carlos Apache Tribe leader sued for casino-related death
Litigation
San Carlos Apache Tribe leader sued for casino-related death (September 9, 2013)
A leader of the San Carlos Apache Tribe of Arizona is being sued for a casino-related death.

Jonodev Chaudhuri nominated for  associate member at NIGC
NIGC
Jonodev Chaudhuri nominated for associate member at NIGC (August 1, 2013)
Jonodev Chaudhuri. Photo from Muscogee Creek Supreme Court The National Indian Gaming Commission is about to get a new member. According to a notice that will be published in the Federal Register tomorrow, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is naming...

Mohegan Tribe immune in state court  over  eatery  at casino
Business Deals | Connecticut | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Mohegan Tribe immune in state court over eatery at casino (June 27, 2013)
A screenshot of the shuttered Big Bubba's BBQ at Mohegan Sun. The Mohegan Tribe can't be sued in state court over a dispute at its casino, a judge for the Connecticut Superior Court ruled last month. In a lease,...

Letter: Michigan tribes offer few protections for gaming workers
Opinion
Letter: Michigan tribes offer few protections for gaming workers (July 17, 2012)
"Twenty-two of the 25 existing casinos in Michigan are tribal, and seven more are being proposed. As of right now, when an employee falls victim to discriminatory action within a tribal casino, he or she cannot seek justice in a...

Patron sued Coeur d'Alene Tribe over alleged fall at casino hotel
Litigation
Patron sued Coeur d'Alene Tribe over alleged fall at casino hotel (June 26, 2012)
An elderly woman who allegedly fell at the casino owned by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe of Idaho saw her lawsuit dismissed due to sovereign immunity. Dorothy Tollett, 80, said she tripped over a bedspread that was on the floor of...

The Tribal Independent: Turtle Mountain Band opens new casino
Litigation | Openings & Closings
The Tribal Independent: Turtle Mountain Band opens new casino (June 8, 2012)
The following article was written and reported by Delvin Cree. All content © The Tribal Independent, an alternative on-line news source for the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa. TRENTON NORTH DAKOTA -- Despite an injunction put in place last month...

Eastern Cherokee teens sue over casino per capita trust
Litigation
Eastern Cherokee teens sue over casino per capita trust (April 18, 2012)
Minors of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina are suing the tribe over their casino per capita payments. Since 1995, every tribal member has received a share of gaming revenues. The tribe invests the payments in a...

Native Sun News: Rosebud Sioux gaming suit keeps on turning
Business Deals | Litigation | NIGC
Native Sun News: Rosebud Sioux gaming suit keeps on turning (April 2, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy, Native Sun News Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Charles Colombe Dana Hanna RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA –– An 11-year-old legal case that originated on the Rosebud Reservation and...

Kickapoo Tribe's court dismisses gaming termination lawsuit
Litigation | Regulation
Kickapoo Tribe's court dismisses gaming termination lawsuit (March 22, 2012)
Two former gaming regulators for the Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas saw their lawsuit dismissed last week. Fred Thomas and Nancy Bear were terminated from their positions on the Kickapoo Gaming Commission in July 2008. The filed a lawsuit in tribal...

Native Sun News: Former Rosebud leader seeks   day in court
Business Deals | Litigation
Native Sun News: Former Rosebud leader seeks day in court (March 2, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy, Native Sun News Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Rosebud Sioux tribal rancher and businessman Charles Colombe has been in litigation with tribal administration over disputed Rosebud Casino monies...

Gaming firm presses for action in feud with Pojoaque Pueblo
Business Deals | Litigation
Gaming firm presses for action in feud with Pojoaque Pueblo (February 14, 2012)
A gaming management firm is accusing Pojoaque Pueblo in New Mexico of ignoring an order from its own court. In December, Judge June Lorenzo ruled that the tribe didn't follow its gaming regulations when it terminated a contract with The...

Pojoaque Pueblo to raise immunity defense in gaming deal suit
Business Deals | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo to raise immunity defense in gaming deal suit (January 5, 2012)
Pojoaque Pueblo in New Mexico hasn't waived its sovereign immunity, the tribe's top attorney said in response to a lawsuit filed by a former gaming partner. The tribe is being sued in federal court by The Fine Point Group. But...

Pojoaque Pueblo faces lawsuit in federal court for gaming deal
Business Deals | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo faces lawsuit in federal court for gaming deal (January 4, 2012)
Pojoaque Pueblo in New Mexico is being sued in federal court over a gaming agreement with a consulting company. The tribe's court ruled that the tribe illegally terminated the agreement with The Fine Point Group. The company is now seeking...

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