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Alabama-Coushatta Tribe

article 5th Circ. OKs La. Casino's Win In Texan's Wrongful Death Suit (sub req) (1/21/2020)
(Louisiana) -- The Fifth Circuit on Tuesday affirmed the dismissal of a suit seeking to hold a Louisiana casino liable for the death of an elderly woman who fell from a...
article Justices Won't Hear Texas Tribe's Petition On Bingo Block [sub req] (1/13/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied review of a Native American tribe’s challenge to a Fifth Circuit ruling that Texas law bars the tribe...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Buffalo & Bison

article Yellowstone bison hunting lawsuit should be dismissed, federal attorneys argue (1/21/2020)
(Montana) -- A Gardiner-area woman’s lawsuit against the federal government over bison hunting near her home should be dismissed because she waited too long to...
1 Article on this Issue

Indian Children Welfare Act (ICWA)

article Cherokee Nation to be present at rehearing of Brackeen case (1/21/2020)
(New Orleans) -- Though it has been litigated before, the Indian Child Welfare Act is again under legal challenge, and Cherokee Nation officials plan to show support for...
article Court takes another look at Native American adoption law (1/21/2020)
(New Orleans) -- A 1978 law giving preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving American Indian children was getting a second...
article Morongo tribe heading to 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to defend Indian Child Welfare Act (1/21/2020)
(New Orleans) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians is one of five tribes heading to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in Louisiana this week to defend the law that...
article S.D. Attorney General to 'not take sides' in case that could determine future of ICWA (1/12/2020)
(South Dakota) -- The South Dakota attorney general had decided "to not take sides" in a high-stakes federal lawsuit that could determine the future of a law...
article Native American adoption dispute puts decades-old statute on defensive (1/7/2020)
(Indiana) -- The effort that Indiana joined to overturn the Indian Child Welfare Act, which seeks to preserve Native American families, is headed for another round in...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article States seek Supreme Court decision on Longview coal project (1/21/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming and Montana asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to rule on Washington’s denial of a permit for a port facility that could boost U.S. coal...
article Judge says conservation group can look into energy panel’s activities (1/17/2020)
(Montana) -- A conservation group can seek details from the Trump administration on whether it followed recommendations from an illegally created industry advisory group...
article Judge won’t stop Idaho tribe lawsuit against mining company (1/17/2020)
(Idaho) -- A Clean Water Act lawsuit filed by the Nez Perce Tribe that seeks to force a Canadian gold mining company to acquire permits for pollution discharged from its...
article Judge Won't Stop Idaho Tribe Lawsuit Against Mining Company (1/10/2020)
(Idaho) -- A Clean Water Act lawsuit filed by the Nez Perce Tribe that seeks to force a Canadian gold mining company to acquire permits for pollution discharged from its...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Oregon Gaming

article Sports betting contractor sues Oregon Lottery, justice department, The Oregonian/OregonLive to keep contract secret (1/21/2020)
(Oregon) -- A heated battle over public records reached the boiling point last week when a company working for the Oregon State Lottery obtained a temporary restraining...
1 Article on this Issue

Video Gaming

article Women suing Riot Games may deserve $400 million, not $10 million, state regulator says (1/21/2020)
(California) -- Two state agencies are taking the unusual step of trying to stop Riot Games from paying out $10 million to female employees as part of a settlement over...
1 Article on this Issue

Virginia Gaming

article Danville appeals three skilled gaming machine decisions by board of zoning appeals (1/21/2020)
(Virginia) -- The question of skilled gaming machines in the city of Danville has moved from local governing bodies and commissions into the circuit court.
1 Article on this Issue

Residential Schools

article Woman denied settlement for sexual assault on way to residential school because she wasn't yet a student (1/20/2020)
(British Columbia) -- Therese Keenatch died at 60, two weeks after her residential school compensation claim was first rejected on grounds she wasn't technically a...
1 Article on this Issue

Mandalay Bay Shooting

article Mandalay Bay deal comes over 2 years after Las Vegas shooting (1/18/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- A little over two years ago, Mandalay Bay was at the center of a national tragedy. Perched on the 32nd floor, a heavily armed gunman broke through two...
1 Article on this Issue

Wampanoag Aquinnah

article Legal Fees Push Commission Budget Up for Coming Year (1/18/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- Encumbered by hefty legal fees, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission approved a $1.7 million budget for the 2021 fiscal year at its meeting Thursday...
article MVC spent $89,000 in Aquinnah legal fees (1/17/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- Through November 2019, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) has spent $89,012 in legal fees from lawsuit concerning the planned Wampanoag...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Canada Online

article E-gaming plaintiff back in court to press P.E.I. government to release internal e-mails (1/17/2020)
(Prince Edward Island) -- The first ever consent order signed by the province’s Information and Privacy Commissioner will be brought before the supreme court next...
1 Article on this Issue

Isleta

article Ruling: New Mexico tribal casino employee can't claim workers' comp benefits (1/17/2020)
(New Mexico) -- A New Mexico Supreme Court decision says at least some tribal casino workers injured on the job can’t receive benefits through the state’s...
article Ruling: Casino Employee Can't Claim Workers' Comp Benefits (1/16/2020)
(New Mexico) -- A New Mexico Supreme Court decision says at least some tribal casino workers injured on the job can't receive benefits through the state's...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article Proposed law to keep PA skill games legal (1/17/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- State regulators have been trying to outlaw skilled gaming machines. The court heard arguments over their legality this week. There's new proposed...
article PA Skill Games Have Their Day In Court, Surrounded By Opposition (1/16/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- The legal battle over whether or not “Pennsylvania Skill Games” are slot machines based on random chance – or skill games where...
article ‘Pennsylvania Skill’ game maker seeks protection from police raids while state court reviews machines’ legality (1/15/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s commercial casinos opened a new front Wednesday in the battle over the legality of so-called “skill games,” arguing...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Atlantic City Gaming

article Borgata Assault Case Reinstated (1/16/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- The personal injury case of a man who claims he was physically assaulted by a patron inside the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, while...
1 Article on this Issue

Trans Mountain

article B.C. grilled by Supreme Court justices on a bill that would halt Trans Mountain expansion (1/16/2020)
(British Columbia) -- Supreme Court of Canada justices gave the lawyer representing B.C. a rough ride today as they questioned the constitutionality of a proposed...
1 Article on this Issue

Foxwoods

article No Dice: State Law Precludes Recovery of $50,000,000 Gaming License Fee (1/15/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- In 2007, Philadelphia Entertainment and Development Partners, LP dba Foxwoods Casino Philadelphia (“Plaintiff”) secured a gaming license...
1 Article on this Issue

Arkansas Gaming

article The battle for a Pope County casino continues (1/14/2020)
(Arkansas) -- Following a hearing on Tuesday, it could be until the end of March before a decision on issuing a Pope County casino license comes to fruition. Currently,...
article Casino applications' 2nd round is cut off (1/10/2020)
(Arkansas) -- In the face of court rulings against the path it was taking, the Arkansas Racing Commission on Friday decided to abandon its second round of taking...
article Judge sets hearing on Pope County casino permit case (1/10/2020)
(Arkansas) -- A Pulaski County judge has set a surprise hearing on one lawsuit and the Racing Commission has acceded to another judge’s ruling in a separate case...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Rhode Island Gaming

article Twin River Execs Skirt Most of Chatham Asset Stock Suit, Board, Top Lawyer Still Face Partial Challenge (1/14/2020)
(Rhode Island) -- High-ranking executives at Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:TRWH) are in the clear in a lawsuit brought against the company by Chatham Asset...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Meetings scheduled for Navajo Nation plaintiffs in Gold King Mine spill case (1/13/2020)
(New Mexico) -- Meetings are scheduled for members of the Navajo Nation who are plaintiffs in a 2018 legal filing against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article Judge: County violated federal Indian law In zoning dispute with Lake Superior Tribe (1/12/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- A federal judge has ruled a northern Wisconsin county violated federal Indian law when it enforced its zoning rules on land owned by tribal members within...
article Judge: County Violated Federal Indian Law In Zoning Dispute With Lake Superior Tribe (1/11/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- A federal judge has ruled a northern Wisconsin county violated federal Indian law when it enforced its zoning rules on land owned by tribal members within...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Oklahoma Gaming

article 3 tribes sue governor over casino gambling (1/12/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Three of the most powerful tribes in Oklahoma filed a federal lawsuit against the state's governor on Dec. 31, asking the court to help resolve a...
article Tribes sue Oklahoma governor to protect Class III gaming rights (1/11/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation, the Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation are suing the Republican governor of Oklahoma as a gaming impasse enters the new year. The...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Postle Scandal

article Mike Postle Refuses Court Summons in Cheating Case (1/11/2020)
(California) -- The incident and ensuing legal action involving poker pro Mike Postle took the poker world by storm in October 2019. And as court documents show, the...
article Mike Postle Accused of Dodging Legal Service in Poker Cheating Case (1/8/2020)
(California) -- Accused poker cheat Mike Postle has now also been accused of dodging formal legal service in the lawsuit brought by nearly 100 defendants. The case...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Connecticut Gaming

article Judge rules against East Windsor PZC decision on casino liquor sales (1/10/2020)
(Connecticut) -- A Hartford Superior Court judge has ruled in favor of Sofia’s Plaza in a lawsuit over the Planning and Zoning Commission’s approval of the...
article Judge finds fault with zoning permits for tribes’ East Windsor casino project (1/8/2020)
(Connecticut) -- A Superior Court judge in Hartford has sustained a property owner’s appeal of the issuance of zoning permits for the East Windsor casino the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Covington

article Lawyer for Covington Catholic Student Nicholas Sandmann Launches Kentucky Congressional Primary Bid (1/10/2020)
(Kentucky) -- The lawyer for Covington Catholic student Nicholas Sandmann is launching a primary bid against Republican Representative Thomas Massie in Kentucky’s...
article CNN settles libel lawsuit with Covington Catholic student (1/7/2020)
(Kentucky) -- CNN agreed to settle a libel lawsuit filed by the family of a Covington, Ky., teenager who gained national attention during an encounter with a Native...
article CNN Settles Lawsuit Brought by Covington Catholic Student Nicholas Sandmann (1/7/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- CNN agreed Tuesday to settle a lawsuit brought by Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann.Sandmann sought $275 million from CNN...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article Cherokees file to pull out stops on casino (1/8/2020)
(Arkansas) -- Cherokee Nation Businesses, one of the applicants seeking to build a casino in Pope County, was busy this week trying to clear obstacles in the award of a...
article Decision on CNB Arkansas gaming license still in limbo (1/7/2020)
(Arkansas) -- After a court decision forced the cancellation of an Arkansas Racing Commission meeting, Cherokee Nation Businesses is still awaiting the results of legal...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Chinook Tribe

article Chinook Nation pursues tribal recognition in federal court (1/8/2020)
(Washington) -- The Chinook Indian Nation returned to federal court on Monday to carry forward their longstanding fight to re-petition the US government to restore...
1 Article on this Issue

North Fork Rancheria

article State Supreme Court to Hear Mono Casino Appeal (1/8/2020)
(California) -- The California Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next month in the appeal currently blocking efforts by the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians to...
1 Article on this Issue

Public Law 280

article County attorney and sheriff file lawsuit against State of Minn. (1/8/2020)
(Minnesota) -- Mille Lacs County Attorney Joe Walsh and Mille Lacs County Sheriff Don Lorge have filed a lawsuit against the State of Minnesota for its refusal to honor...
1 Article on this Issue

California Gaming

article Tribes Say Calif. Stuck In 'Catch-22' In Card Game Rights Suit [sub req] (1/7/2020)
(California) -- Two tribes urged the Ninth Circuit on Monday to revive a suit claiming California is wrongly allowing nontribal cardrooms to offer blackjack, baccarat...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Louisiana, Alaskan Tribes File UN Climate Change Complaint (1/17/2020)
(Louisiana) -- Four coastal Louisiana tribes and one in Alaska that say the U.S. government violated their human rights by failing to take action on climate change have...
article Lawsuit over Lake Quinault ownership dismissed by Federal Court (1/15/2020)
(Washington) -- The Quinault Indian Nation issued a release saying that the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a lawsuit that sought to revoke ownership of Lake...
article Social Studies Teachers Review "Indian Education For All" Standards At Riverton Workshop (1/11/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Social studies teachers from 27 Wyoming school districts gathered in Riverton this week for a two-day professional development workshop. Many used the time...
article If Tap Pilam is building a nation, it’s just getting started (1/11/2020)
(Texas) -- As the Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan Nation waits to find out whether it will be able to participate in the reburial of human remains unearthed by renovations at the...
article ACLU sues school district over 'bloody Indian' comment (1/8/2020)
(New Mexico) -- The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico is suing the state's largest school district over a 2018 incident where a teacher allegedly cut the...
article Students suing state over climate change lay out their case (1/8/2020)
(Florida) -- Students across the world have increasingly made their frustrations over climate change loud and clear, but a group of Florida students are taking their...
article B.C. mom loses court case arguing Indigenous ceremony at kids' school infringed on religious freedom (1/8/2020)
(British Columbia) -- The B.C. Supreme Court has dismissed a mother's case against School District 70 in Port Alberni that argued a smudging ceremony at her children...
article Bellagio Secures New Trial in $500,000 Employee ‘Fat Shaming’ Case (1/8/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- A former Bellagio employee who won a $500,000 judgment against the Las Vegas Strip casino last year over a sign that labelled him “Fat Andy”...
article Wrongfully arrested Flagstaff man, Tremayne Nez, offers to settle for $350K (1/7/2020)
(Arizona) -- Flagstaff man who was wrongfully arrested on suspicion of selling LSD has offered to settle the matter with the city for $350,000. Tremayne Nez, who is...
article Former social worker, MCFD face another civil suit from former foster child (1/1/2020)
(British Columbia) -- Another alleged victim of a former provincial social worker accused of stealing money from the teens he was supposed to be looking after has filed...
article VIDEO: Parents' Lawsuit Against Epic Charter Schools Delayed (12/24/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- According to the Oklahoman, a lawsuit against Epic Charter Schools by two Oklahoma parents has been delayed.
article Federal Judge Delivers Blow to Lawsuit Over Human Remains at Alamo (12/23/2019)
(Texas) -- A federal judge on Monday granted several motions to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a Native American group against individuals and agencies in charge of the...
article Minnesota appeals court sides with state in Chippewa netting treaty case (12/20/2019)
(Minnesota) -- A Minnesota appeals court has upheld the conviction of an Ojibwe man for illegally netting fish on Gull Lake, setting up a potential state Supreme Court...
article 3 Bodies Found Buried In The Alamo Church In San Antonio (12/15/2019)
(Texas) -- An archeological and renovation project at the Alamo Church in San Antonio turned up an unexpected find on Friday. Three bodies were found buried in a...
article Judge dismisses woman’s lawsuit claiming Utah deputy sexually assaulted her during traffic stop (12/14/2019)
(Utah) -- A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit claiming a Duchesne County sheriff’s deputy sexually assaulted a woman during a 2011 traffic stop. The...
article Ruling Clears Way for Trial in Montana Teen Inmate’s Death (12/8/2019)
(Montana) -- A ruling by the Montana Supreme Court clears the way for a trial alleging negligence on the part of two northern counties a decade after an 18-year-old high...
article Ruling clears way for trial in teen inmate's death (12/7/2019)
(Montana) -- A ruling by the Montana Supreme Court clears the way for a trial alleging negligence on the part of two northern counties a decade after an 18-year-old high...
article Alaska Native non-profit sues Texas insurance company over earthquake damage (12/6/2019)
(Alaska) -- A large Alaska Native non-profit in Anchorage is suing its insurance company for million of dollars in what it alleges are unpaid claims over damages from...
article Appeals court tosses lawsuit from artist over dog poop flap (12/5/2019)
(New Mexico) -- A New Mexico appeals court has upheld a decision to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a Native American artist who was cleaning up dog poop but mistaken for a...
article Pacific Rim files amended complaint against IPI (12/5/2019)
(Saipan) -- As directed by District Court for the NMI Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona on Tuesday, Pacific Rim Land Development LLC filed an amended complaint against...

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