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Mashpee Wampanoag

article Anger as Mashpee Recall Election Cancelled Amid Growing Concerns Over Casino Money (9/16/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- In Massachusetts, a Mashpee Wampanoag council member has vowed to obtain injunctive relief from the tribal court after a recall election to decide the...
article Current, former Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe treasurers subpoenaed (9/4/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s chief financial officer and his predecessor have been subpoenaed in recent weeks, according to sources familiar...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Mohegan Sun

article Eugene Melnyk Faces Lawsuit From Connecticut Tribal Casino Mohegan Sun (9/16/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Canadian businessman Eugene Melnyk is estimated to be worth more than $1.21 billion, according to Forbes magazine,but despite this faces a lawsuit from...
article Mohegan Sun Casino Sues Eugene Melnyk for $900,000 (9/16/2019)
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut is suing the owner of the hockey team Ottawa Senators after he ran up a gambling debt in the hundreds of thousands...
article Ottawa Senators owner faces casino lawsuit for $1M in bounced checks (9/16/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Ottawa Senators owner faces Mohegan Sun lawsuit over $1M in bounced checksAccording to Forbes magazine, Canadian businessman Eugene Melnyk is estimated...
article U.S. casino sues Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk for more than $900K (9/14/2019)
(Connecticut) -- A casino in Connecticut is suing Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk for more than $900,000, saying he tried and failed to pay them with bank drafts...
article Mohegan Sun seeking to recover $900,000 from NHL team owner (9/13/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun is suing the owner of the National Hockey League’s Ottawa Senators over a $900,000 gambling debt. The casino, in a suit filed in June...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Opioid Crisis

article Purdue Pharma, Accused Of Fueling Opioid Crisis, Files For Chapter 11 (9/16/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Sunday night, just days after striking a settlement with more than 2,000...
article Lawsuits Highlight Government Failures In Opioid Crisis (9/16/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- As the cases proceed, critics say blame for the addiction crisis should be shared by government officials, who saw that opioid sales were skyrocketing...
article ‘Tactic 8’ in the secret drug industry plan to defeat the DEA: Find a champion in Congress (9/14/2019)
(Ohio) -- Newly unsealed documents in a landmark civil case in Cleveland provide clues to one of the most enduring mysteries of the opioid epidemic: How were drug...
article Sacklers Reject Demand That They Surrender Personal Wealth To Settle Opioid Claims (9/9/2019)
(Ohio) -- The family that owns Purdue Pharma, maker of Oxycontin, has rejected a demand that they give up $4.5 billion of their personal wealth to settle opioid claims...
article The Sacklers Reportedly Stalled an Opioid Settlement Because They Don’t Want to Hand Over $4.5 Billion (9/9/2019)
(Ohio) -- The family behind Purdue Pharma reportedly doesn’t want to sacrifice a bigger chunk of their personal wealth to settle the thousands of opioid-related...
article Email: Opioid talks fail, Purdue bankruptcy filing expected (9/8/2019)
(Ohio) -- OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma is expected to file for bankruptcy after settlement talks over the nation's deadly overdose crisis hit an impasse, attorneys...
article Reaching a deal in national opioids case proving difficult (9/7/2019)
(USA) -- OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma made headlines earlier this year when it reached a landmark deal with Oklahoma over the toll the opioids crisis has taken on that...
article Osage Nation files lawsuit against opioid manufacturing companies (8/31/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- It is a full blown public health crisis, and as a judge said in a Norman courtroom earlier this week, Johnson and Johnson helped fuel the fire of our...
article “This ruling is huge”: Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $572 million for fueling opioid epidemic (8/28/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- In a landmark ruling, an Oklahoma judge has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for contributing to the state’s opioid crisis. It marks...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Mohegan Tribe

article Mohegan Sun sues Ottawa Senators owner for $900K (9/15/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun is suing Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk, saying he tried and failed to pay them with bank drafts totaling $900,00 in March 2017. New...
1 Article on this Issue

Illinois Gaming

article Grand Victoria Riverboat Casino hit with class action over worker fingerprint scans (9/14/2019)
(Illinois) -- The operators of the Grand Victoria Riverboat Casino in Elgin have been hit with a class action lawsuit, accusing them of violating an Illinois biometrics...
1 Article on this Issue

National Indian Gaming Commission

article Lawsuit filed against news organizations (9/14/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- John Dossett, former general counsel to the National Congress of American Indians, is suing High Country News, Indianz.com and Indian Country Today...
1 Article on this Issue

Keystone XL Pipeline

article Judge Hears Trump Administration Request To Dismiss Keystone Pipeline Lawsuit (9/13/2019)
(North Dakota) -- A federal judge presided over a hearing this week in Great Falls that focused on a Trump administration request to dismiss a lawsuit from Native...
article US seeks to dismiss tribes' lawsuit over Keystone pipeline (9/11/2019)
(Montana) -- Attorneys for the Trump administration are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit from Native American tribes that want to block the proposed...
article U.S. seeks dismissal of Native American tribes' lawsuit over Keystone pipeline (9/10/2019)
(Montana) -- Attorneys for the Trump administration want a U.S. judge to throw out a lawsuit from Native American tribes trying to block the proposed Keystone XL oil...
article Keystone opponents dig in after NE Supreme Court ruling (9/9/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Some Nebraska landowners and tribal nations are committed to fight TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, after the Nebraska Supreme Court's...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Menominee Tribe

article Oshkosh arena developer is accused of securities fraud in civil lawsuit that reveals plans for casino, hotel (9/13/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- A local businessman has accused the developer of the Menominee Nation Arena of securities fraud and misrepresentation, while also revealing some of the...
1 Article on this Issue

Rhode Island Gaming

article Plaintiff lost money on Patriots, sues state again to stop sports gambling (9/13/2019)
(Rhode Island) -- Onetime Republican Providence mayoral candidate Dr. Daniel Harrop says he lost a previously undisclosed bet on the New England Patriots last year,...
article R.I. judge tosses lawsuit aimed at sports betting (9/9/2019)
(Rhode Island) -- A Superior Court judge Monday threw out on technical grounds a lawsuit aiming to halt legal sports betting in Rhode Island, but left open the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Washington, D.C. Gaming

article Small Business Owner Shut Out of DC Sports Betting Considers Lawsuit (9/12/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- When D.C. leaders approved a plan to bring sports betting to the District, they said they wanted local small businesses to get in on the action. Now...
1 Article on this Issue

California Gaming

article Gambling Group Can't Get Involved In Tribes' Card Game Fight [sub req] (9/10/2019)
(California) -- A California federal judge won't take another look at his refusal to let a nontribal gambling trade group intervene in three tribes' suit over...
1 Article on this Issue

Phil Ivey

article Phil Ivey's Backers Dan Cates, Illya Trincher Seeking Their Share Of World Series Of Poker Winnings (9/10/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- A couple of weeks ago, reports surfaced that Phil Ivey’s eighth-place cash of $124,410 in the 2019 WSOP was confiscated by US Marshals as payment...
1 Article on this Issue

Colorado Gaming

article Former employee of Wildwood Casino accuses employer of firing her after she reported sexual harassment (9/9/2019)
(Colorado) -- A former employee of Wildwood Casino in Cripple Creek is suing the company for failing to take action when a casino regular sexually harassed her and other...
1 Article on this Issue

Oklahoma Gaming

article Cole says gaming compact dispute could wind up in court (9/7/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The conflict between Gov. Kevin Stitt and Indian tribes over gaming compacts could wind up at a federal agency and then a federal court, U.S. Rep. Tom Cole...
1 Article on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article Judge allowing more tribes, groups to weigh in on DAPL lawsuit (9/6/2019)
(North Dakota) -- The federal judge overseeing a tribal lawsuit against the Dakota Access Pipeline is allowing nine groups including the American Civil Liberties Union...
article Tribe Seeks to Intervene on Proposed Dakota Access Expansion (8/29/2019)
(North Dakota) -- The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe filed a motion Wednesday to intervene on a proposed expansion of the Dakota Access pipeline that would double the line...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article BC Supreme Court grants Tsilhqot’in injunction to stop exploratory drilling by Taseko (9/6/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The Tsilhqot’in Nation’s injunction has been granted to stop Taseko Mines Ltd. from carrying out exploratory drilling near Teztan Biny...
1 Article on this Issue

United Keetoowah Band

article 10th Circuit Sides With Tribe in Land Fight With Cherokee Nation (9/5/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The formerly landless United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee in Oklahoma may finally have a plot to call home, after a 10th Circuit panel lifted an injunction...
1 Article on this Issue

Voter Suppression

article The Battle Over the Files of a Gerrymandering Mastermind (9/5/2019)
(North Carolina) -- At the heart of a decisive court ruling on Tuesday striking down North Carolina’s state legislative maps was evidence culled from the computer...
1 Article on this Issue

Connecticut Gaming

article MGM Resorts Sues Federal Government Over Tribal Casino Proposal (9/4/2019)
(Connecticut) -- MGM Resorts seems like it's on a quixotic campaign to prevent the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Indian tribes from opening a new casino in East...
1 Article on this Issue

Wampanoag Aquinnah

article Legal Bills Begin to Strain Aquinnah Town Budget (9/4/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Mounting legal bills have prompted the Aquinnah selectmen to tentatively set a special town meeting and special town election for early October to...
1 Article on this Issue

National Congress of American Indians

article John Dossett sues Indianz.Com over National Congress of American Indians #MeToo allegations (9/3/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- A non-Indian attorney who was reassigned and later lost his job at the nation's largest inter-tribal advocacy organization is suing Indianz.Com...
article Ex-NCAI GC Brings Defamation Suit Over Harassment Claims [sub req] (8/31/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The former general counsel of the National Congress of American Indians has filed a $6.1 million defamation lawsuit against the organization and a...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Northern Arapaho

article Tribe’s former law firm denies allegations (9/3/2019)
(Wyoming) -- The Lander-based law firm Baldwin, Crocker & Rudd officially is denying claims that it cheated the Northern Arapaho Tribe. The tribe made the allegation...
article Tribe’s former law firm denies allegations (9/2/2019)
(Wyoming) -- The Lander-based law firm Baldwin, Crocker & Rudd officially is denying claims that it cheated the Northern Arapaho Tribe. The tribe made the allegation...
article Former Law Firm of Northern Arapaho Tribe Calls Lawsuit “Vindictive” (8/29/2019)
(Wyoming) -- The former law firm for the Northern Arapaho Tribe says the Wyoming tribe and its current lawyers have filed a “vindictive” lawsuit despite...
article Law Firm Responds to Wyoming Tribe’s Lawsuit (8/28/2019)
(Wyoming) -- The former law firm for the Northern Arapaho Tribe says the Wyoming tribe and its current lawyers have filed a "vindictive" lawsuit despite...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Ponca Tribe

article Ponca Tribe faces more litigation as opponents continue to fight casino (8/31/2019)
(Iowa) -- The Ponca Tribe continues to face opposition to its casino on ancestral land in Iowa. The tribe opened the Prairie Flower Casino on trust land in Carter Lake...
article Legal dispute over Prairie Rose Casino in Carter Lake continues (8/28/2019)
(Iowa) -- Lawyers for the States of Iowa and Nebraska as well as the City of Council Bluffs have filed an appeal to try to shut down the Native American casino in Carter...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Scotts Valley Casino

article Scotts Valley Band sues Trump administration over homelands decision (8/31/2019)
(California) -- The Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians is suing the Trump administration for derailing the tribe's plan for a casino in the Bay Area of California....
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article New Jersey tribe sues over land use (8/30/2019)
(New Jersey) -- A Native American tribe in the United States state of New Jersey has filed a federal lawsuit against its neighbours. The Ramapough Lenape Nation accuses...
article Native American lawsuit: New Jersey tribe sues over land use (8/30/2019)
(New Jersey) -- A Native American tribe in the United States state of New Jersey has filed a federal lawsuit against its neighbours. The Ramapough Lenape Nation accuses...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Fantasy Sports

article Decision in DraftKings, FanDuel federal suit expected in 30 days (8/29/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Daily fantasy sports giants DraftKings and FanDuel are expected to know in the next 30 days whether they’ll have to head into arbitration with...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article DC Circ. Tosses Clean Power Plan Challenges (sub req) (9/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The D.C. Circuit on Tuesday tossed legal challenges to the Obama administration's signature climate change plan, accepting the U.S....
article Decision to be made on IPI discrimination lawsuit shortly (9/17/2019)
(Marianas) -- A discrimination lawsuit filed against Imperial Pacific International from the company’s former director of operations has been placed under...
article Class action alleging discrimination by RCMP in North growing, says lawyer (9/16/2019)
(Alberta) -- There is steady interest in joining a $600-million class action lawsuit claiming RCMP discrimination against Indigenous people in the North, according to...
article Woman sues Portland non-profit that serves Native youth, says officials bungled response to sexual assault (9/13/2019)
(Oregon) -- A former foster child who attended cultural programs at a Portland center for Native youth and graduated from its alternative school is suing the non-profit...
article Former Foster Child Sues Native American Youth and Family Center, Alleging It Failed to Protect Her From Sexual Assaults in 2007 (9/11/2019)
(Oregon) -- The Native American Youth and Family Center faces a $750,000 lawsuit alleging it failed to protect a student from multiple sexual assaults. The plaintiff, a...
article Former Colorado Casino Worker Forced Out of Job for Reporting Sex Attack by Customer, Lawsuit Claims (9/11/2019)
(Colorado) -- A wrongful dismissal lawsuit filed against the Wildwood Casino in Cripple Creek, Colorado, by a former female employee alleges casino management “...
article Tribal Council Says Alamo Management Violated Religious Freedom (9/10/2019)
(Texas) -- An indigenous nation, a member of its tribal council and the San Antonio Missions Cemetery Association filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday morning against the...
article Native American students class action lawsuit over GEAR UP to be heard by SD Supreme Court (9/4/2019)
(South Dakota) -- A class action lawsuit filed by Native American students over the lack of results of the college readiness program, GEAR UP, is going all the way to...
article Barenaked Ladies member awarded $60K in legal battle over painting (9/3/2019)
(Ontario) -- A Toronto gallery was deliberately elusive in proving the authenticity of a painting purportedly by the renowned Indigenous artist Norval Morrisseau,...
article Ruling reached in Odawa case (8/17/2019)
(Michigan) -- The four-year lawsuit between the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians and the State of Michigan has reached a sudden conclusion. In a set of court...
article Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan: Situation between DHS and tribes is ‘unacceptable’ (8/14/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan criticized the state Department of Human Services on Wednesday for not meaningfully consulting two Native American...
article Native Sun News Today: Lawsuit targets tribal takeover of IHS hospital (8/14/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Despite the Oyate Health Center having already begun their 93-638 contracted health care at the Sioux San location, Rapid City Indian community...
article Emails to tribes: DHS previously advised billing rates it now calls ‘overpayments’ (8/8/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Two Minnesota tribes are pushing back on what the Department of Human Services calls overpayments of more than $25 million over the last five years for...
article 'All levels of the health-care system bear responsibility' for forced sterilization: proposed class action (8/2/2019)
(Manitoba) -- A Manitoba woman says while she was in labour at a Brandon hospital in 1985, a nurse suggested she have her tubes tied because "her life was not going...
article Lawsuit alleges USU failed psychology student who died by suicide (8/2/2019)
(Utah) -- Psychology faculty accused of failing to help bullied student The family of a Utah State University student who died by suicide in 2017 is seeking damages from...
article Another Resort Fees Lawsuit Filed, Advertised Casino Room Rates Questioned (7/25/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson filed the lawsuit this week alleging that hotels and casinos regularly hide the true price of an occupancy from...
article Kazuo Okada loses 2 court battles in less than a month (7/19/2019)
(Philippines) -- Kazuo Okada looks like he’s having another rough, not good, very bad month. The Philippine Daily Inquirer reports the Japanese gambling tycoon has...
article Tug and barge owner to pay $2.2 million in B.C. fuel spill (7/17/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The owner of a tug and barge that grounded and spilled diesel in Canadian waters on its return from Southeast Alaska will pay about $2.2 million in...
article Tribes want say in Quincy lawsuit over Long Island Bridge (7/17/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Native American tribes who say their ancestors are buried on Long Island have asked a judge to allow them to testify in Suffolk Superior Court, where...
article Feds Say Tribal Immunity No Bar Against Criminal Charges (sub req) (7/15/2019)
(New York) -- The federal government told the Third Circuit on Friday that another court’s recent ruling on tribal immunity to civil suits didn’t help an...

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