Category Archives: Indian gaming

(Split) Tenth Circuit Rules against Pojoaque Pueblo in Gaming Dispute with State of New Mexico

Here is the opinion in Pueblo of Pojoaque v. State of New Mexico. An excerpt: Plaintiffs-Appellants Pueblo of Pojoaque and its governor, Joseph M. Talachy, (collectively “the Pueblo”) appeal from the district court’s dismissal of its claim for declaratory and … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Citizens for a Better Way v. Zinke

Here: Opening Brief Related posts.

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Federal Court Dismisses Slip and Fall Action against Fort Mojave Indian Tribe’s Casino Operations

Here are the materials in Ireson v. AVI Casino Enterprises (D. Nev.): 8 Motion to Dismiss 11 Response 16 Reply 21 DCT Order

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Federal Court Orders Shingle Springs Miwok into Arbitration with Labor Union

Here are the materials in Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians v. Unite Here International Union (E.D. Cal) (No. 16-1057): 9 Motion to Dismiss 13 Tribe Opposition 14 Reply 18 DCT Order And here are the materials in Unite Here International … Continue reading

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News Profile of Michigan Online Gambling Bill + Tribal Opposition

Here.

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Federal Court Dismisses Casino Patron Effort to Overrule Tribal Tort Claims Act Interpretation

Here are the materials in Wilson v. Umpqua Indian Development Corporation (D. Or.): 1 Complaint 1-7 Tribal Court Decision 15 Motion to Dismiss 17 Opposition 18 Reply 23 Surreply 27 DCT Order

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California COA Affirms $49M Judgment in Inter-Tribal Contract Dispute

Here is the opinion in Yavapai-Apache Nation v. La Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians: Yavapai-Apache Nation v La Posta Band An excerpt: This appeal arises from a contract dispute between two Indian tribes: Yavapai Apache Nation (YAN) and La Posta … Continue reading

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Tenth Circuit Holds NIGC Indian Lands Opinion Letters Not Final Agency Action

Here is the opinion in State of Kansas v. Zinke. An excerpt: The question in this case is whether a legal opinion letter issued by the Acting General Counsel of the National Indian Gaming Commission (“NIGC”) regarding the eligibility of Indian lands … Continue reading

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Spokane County Sues to Stop Spokane Tribe Casino

Here is the complaint in Spokane County v. Dept. of Interior (E.D. Wash.): Complaint An excerpt: Spokane County, Washington (“County”) brings this action seeking review of and relief from a June 15, 2015 decision by the Department of the Interior … Continue reading

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Second Circuit Rejects MGM Challenge to Connecticut Gaming Law

Here are the materials in MGM Resorts International v. Malloy: CA2 Opinion MGM Brief Connecticut Brief Reply

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