Category Archives: IGRA

Seminole Tribes Prevails in Sovereign Immunity Dispute with Slip and Fall Plaintiffs

Here is the opinion in Seminole Tribe of Florida v. Schinnler (Fla. Ct. App.). An excerpt: Here, the tribe established that no resolution, ordinance or compact including a waiver of immunity was enforceable in 2009 when the plaintiff’s claim arose. … Continue reading

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Gun Lake Tribe and state to split $21.7M in disputed revenue sharing

From mLive.com: The Gun Lake Tribe of Pottawatomi Indians and the state of Michigan have agreed to split $21.7 million as a “partial settlement” of a dispute over the Michigan Lottery’s creation of online ticket sales and lottery terminals in … Continue reading

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Cross Motions for Summary Judgment in Seminole IGRA Good Faith Suit against Florida

Here are the pleadings in Seminole Tribe of Florida v. State of Florida (N.D. Fla.): 37 Seminole Motion for Summary J 38 Florida Motion for Summary J Motion to dismiss stage pleadings here.

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Butte County Loses Challenge to NIGC Compact Approval

Here are the materials and documents in the matter of Butte County, CA v. Chadhouri et al, 08-cv-00519 (D.C. July 15, 2016): Doc. 115 – Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment Doc. 117 … Continue reading

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Amended Opinion from 9th Circuit in JAC v. Chadhouri

Download order and amended opinion here. Link to previous coverage here.

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Picayune Rancheria Files Complaint Against DOI to Stop Off Reservation Gaming

Download complaint here. Link to news coverage here.

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D. Conn. Dismisses MGM’s Action Against State for Tribal Gaming Act

Here are the materials in MGM Resorts International Global Gaming Development, LLC v. Malloy et al, 15-cv-01182 (Jun. 23, 2016): Doc. 35 – First Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief Doc. 44-1 – Memorandum of Law In Support of Defendants’ … Continue reading

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California Court of Appeals Affirms Contract Breach Judgment against Cabazon Band

Here is the opinion in Wells Fargo Bank NA v. Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. An excerpt: The indenture and note between the Bank and the Tribe were secured by a perfected security interest in the DAR, after being deposited … Continue reading

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RFP to Legally Represent the Arizona Indian Gaming Association

Download request for proposals here. Proposals due June 15, 2016.

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Ninth Circuit Rejects NEPA Challenge to NIGC Authority

Here is the opinion in Jamul Action Committee v. Chaudhuri. The court’s syllabus: The panel affirmed the district court’s denial of a petition for a writ of mandamus under the Administrative Procedure Act of a group of tribal members and … Continue reading

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