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Hard Rock

article Hard Rock Hotel plans in a hard place amid battle over bond proceeds (7/6/2020)
(Kansas) -- The leaders of a small Kansas town who were promised a Hard Rock Hotel are stuck waiting as the bond trustee and developer wage a legal fight over bond...
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Arkansas Gaming

article Arkansas judge: denies casinos motion for contempt (7/4/2020)
(Arkansas) -- An Arkansas judge denied a casino's motion for contempt alleging that a state commission did not follow its own rules and issue the company a casino...
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California Sports Betting

article California Tribes Granted Extension For Sports Betting 2022 Ballot Consideration (7/4/2020)
(California) -- California tribal leaders received a small victory Thursday when a state Superior Court judge ruled to offer a 90 day extension in their attempts to...
article Californian Tribes Win Waiver to Start Sports Betting Referendum (7/3/2020)
(California) -- California’s tribes continue to push for a sports betting solution to be introduced to the November ballot for state residents to vote on. A state...
article California Tribal Sports Betting Day In Court Set For Tomorrow (7/1/2020)
(California) -- Legal sports betting might be kaput in the California state legislature, but in Indian Country, the push for a referendum continues to move forward. A...
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Alabama-Coushatta Tribe

article Texas tribe cleared in controversial casino injury lawsuit (7/1/2020)
(Texas) -- Last October, Burrel Jones made a trip to the Naskila Gaming center in Livingston, Texas. The bingo hall is located on the reservation of the Alabama-...
article Tribe Says Casino Patron's Fall Suit Should Get The Boot (sub req) (6/29/2020)
(Texas) -- A Texas federal court has no business overseeing a personal injury case from a Houston man who blamed a faulty casino staircase for his broken wrist, the...
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Cultural Appropriation

article Lawsuit over cultural appropriation of Native designs proceeds, despite Neiman Marcus bankrupty (7/1/2020)
(Alaska) -- Neiman Marcus is one of the clothing retailers that’s seen a decline in sales because of the coronavirus. The company filed for bankruptcy in early May...
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Shoshone-Bannock

article Justices Seek SG Input On Chemical Co.'s Tribal Fee Fight (sub req) (6/30/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked the U.S. solicitor general to weigh in on chemical company FMC Corp.'s petition to overturn a ruling that...
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Alaska Native Corporations

article Judge: Alaska Native Corporations Eligible For Coronavirus Relief Funds (6/29/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal judge has ruled that Alaska Native corporations are eligible for a share of $8 billion in coronavirus relief funds set aside for tribes. U...
article Court rules Native corporations can receive CARES Act money intended for tribes (6/27/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- A U.S. District Court judge in Washington, D.C. has ruled that Alaska Native corporations are eligible to receive part of the $8 billion Congress...
article Judge sides with Alaska Native corporations in dispute with tribes over $8 billion federal aid program (6/27/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal judge on Friday ruled that Alaska Native corporations are eligible to share in the $8 billion aid package Congress provided to tribes to...
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Labor & Unions

article Citing unsafe worker conditions, culinary union to file lawsuit (6/29/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The local culinary union plans to file a lawsuit against major Strip casino companies, arguing that casinos have unsafe working conditions amid the...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Hotel casino workers take employers to court over COVID protections (6/29/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The Culinary Union--which represents 60-thousand workers, bartenders, cocktail waitress, kitchen and housekeeping workers, bellmen and porters--filed a...
article Culinary to sue Las Vegas casino companies over virus protections (6/27/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas resorts that have partially reopened amid the global pandemic haven’t adequately protected employees and their families from the...
article Casino Execs Sue Drew Las Vegas Developer Alleging Fraud (6/26/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- A group of high-level casino executives is suing developers of The Drew Las Vegas for breach of contract and fraud. The five plaintiffs in the case claim...
article Laid-off Drew Las Vegas staffers sue owner, claim money owed (6/25/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- A casino “whale hunter” and other executives have teamed up to sue Drew Las Vegas owner Steve Witkoff, alleging they were laid off from the...
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Washington Gaming

article Suquamish, Port Gamble S'Klallam tribes sue insurance providers over COVID-19 coverage (6/28/2020)
(Washington) -- Both the Suquamish and Port Gamble S’Klallam tribes and their business arms have filed separate lawsuits against a group of insurance providers...
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Caesars

article Caesars Entertainment Employee Dies After Covid-19 Infection (6/27/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Caesars Entertainment Corp., the owner of Caesars Palace and other casino resorts, said an employee has died after testing positive for Covid-19. The Las...
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CARES act

article Judge: Alaska corporations can get tribal virus relief money (6/26/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Alaska Native corporations are eligible for a share of coronavirus relief funding set aside for tribes, a federal judge ruled late Friday in a case...
article Shawnee Tribe files lawsuit against U.S. Treasury Dept., Dept. of Interior (6/22/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Native American Tribal Nations have been waiting for a while on funds to help with pandemic relief. “I think the delay has had a lot of impacts. But...
article Distribution of $1.9 billion in tribal coronavirus relief funds sparks federal lawsuit, protest (6/21/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Controversy is stirring in Oklahoma Indian country over decisions made regarding the distribution of about $1.9 billion in federal coronavirus...
article Tribes Dispute Whether Native Corporations Qualify for Virus-Relief Funding (6/20/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- A high-stakes tug-of-war over billions of dollars in Covid-19 emergency funds played out in federal court in Washington, D.C., Friday between Native...
article Shawnee Tribe Sues Trump Administration Over CARES Funding (6/19/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The Shawnee Tribe filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday, alleging that the Trump administration “grossly undercounted” the tribe’s enrolled...
article Federal Judge Orders Trump Admin to Give Native Americans Their Withheld Stimulus Money (6/18/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Frustrated and disgusted that it has taken so long for the Department of the Treasury to distribute Federal stimulus funds to Native American tribes...
article Judge orders Mnuchin to give Native American tribes full stimulus funding (6/17/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal judge is once again ordering Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to release the full amount of stimulus funding Congress set aside for...
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Keystone XL Pipeline

article Tribal lawsuit adds to Keystone XL hurdles as feds await Supreme Court consideration (6/26/2020)
(Montana) -- The Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of northeast Montana have filed the latest lawsuit against the federal government opposing construction of the...
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Trump Adminstration

article Two Wisconsin tribes join lawsuit against Trump administration, EPA over water protections (6/26/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Two Wisconsin Native American tribes have joined in a federal lawsuit against the Trump administration and the Environmental Protection Agency on June 22...
article Tribes, Labor, And Environmental Advocates File Lawsuit As The Trump Administration Finalizes WOTUS (6/22/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Today millions of streams and wetlands across the country lost protections as Trump’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule officially went into...
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Cherokee Nation

article CN committee members discuss pending lawsuits, tribal health care (6/25/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council heard presentations on pending lawsuits and the status of health care during committee meetings Thursday. In a Rules...
article Cherokee Nation files objection to Pope County casino permit scoring (6/19/2020)
(Arkansas) -- Cherokee Nation Businesses has begun its contest of an adverse vote yesterday by the Arkansas Racing Commission on two applications for a permit to operate...
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Cheyenne River Sioux

article Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Files Lawsuit Against President (6/25/2020)
(South Dakota) -- In order to maintain the safety of their tribal members against the Covid-19 pandemic, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe recently filed suit against the...
article Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe sues federal government to keep COVID-19 checkpoints (6/24/2020)
(South Dakota) -- The federal government has been trying to coerce and threaten the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe ever since Gov. Kristi Noem asked for help stopping its...
article South Dakota tribe sues feds to keep COVID-19 checkpoints (6/24/2020)
(South Dakota) -- The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe alleges in a lawsuit that the federal government has been trying to coerce and threaten the tribe ever since South...
article Tribe in South Dakota Seeks Court Ruling Over Standoff on Blocking Virus (6/24/2020)
(South Dakota) -- Plagued with an inadequate health care system and fearful of what could happen if the coronavirus spread across its tribal lands in South Dakota, the...
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COVID-19

article South Dakota tribe sues feds to keep COVID 19 checkpoints (6/25/2020)
(South Dakota) -- The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe alleges in a lawsuit that the federal government has been trying to coerce and threaten the tribe ever since South...
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Water Issues

article Tribes, advocacy groups sue EPA over rule narrowing scope of federal waterway protections (6/24/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- A group of native American tribes and labor and environmental groups filed suit to stop the implementation of a new federal rule that limits the...
article Justices Won’t Wade Into Fight Over Tribal Water Rights (6/22/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Farmers won’t get paid for river water they lost out on during a drought in southern Oregon, because Native American tribes have water rights...
article Supreme Court declines to reconsider tribes’ water rights at Klamath River (6/22/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Native American tribes’ water rights at the Klamath River received another boost Monday as the U.S. Supreme Court declined to overturn a court...
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St. Regis Mohawk

press release Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Files Complaint Against JUUL Labs, Inc. (6/23/2020)
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council announced it has formally filed a complaint against JUUL Labs, Inc. for targeting tribal youth in their marketing and...
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First Nations

article First Nations woman who took to social media to get her kids back from CFS now suing agencies, governments (6/22/2020)
(Manitoba) -- A First Nations woman who waged a social media campaign in 2017 in a bid to regain custody of her children is now suing the Manitoba child and family...
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United Keetoowah Band

article United Keetoowah Band wins high court victory (6/22/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a ruling allowing the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians to establish tribal services on a parcel...
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Indian Gaming

article Okla. County Wants High Court To Reverse Tax Ruling [sub req] (6/20/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- An Oklahoma county's tax assessor has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on a state high court decision blocking a neighboring county from...
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Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation

article MHA Nation will fight the state over $100s of millions in mineral royalties (6/19/2020)
(North Dakota) -- There’s land under the water of the Missouri, rich with oil. Who owns that land and its mineral rights has been the center of debate for years....
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Wire Act

article Federal Flip-Flop-Flip on Online Gambling Seems to Draw Court’s Ire (6/18/2020)
(Boston) -- After threatening to criminalize virtually the entire online gambling industry two years ago, the U.S. Department of Justice told the First Circuit that it...
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Blackfeet Nation

article Court rules to end oil company's lease on tribes' holy site (6/17/2020)
(Montana) -- A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday to cancel a long-disputed oil and gas lease on land in northwestern Montana considered sacred to American Indian...
article Federal appeals court upholds cancellation of Badger-Two Medicine oil, gas leases (6/17/2020)
(Montana) -- An appeals court added one more chapter to a 38-year struggle when it ruled against an oil company that’s demanding to drill in the Badger-Two...
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Crow Tribe

article Family settles 2007 lawsuit over Crow Reservation death (6/17/2020)
(Montana) -- A Montana family has settled its more than decade-old lawsuit that alleged racial discrimination tainted an FBI investigation into the 2005 shooting death...
article Montana family settles decade-long lawsuit over law enforcement on Indian reservations (6/17/2020)
(Montana) -- The family of a man killed on the Crow Reservation in 2005 has decided to settle their decade-long lawsuit, accusing the FBI of providing unequal law...
article Family settles 2007 lawsuit over Crow Reservation death (6/17/2020)
(Montana) -- A Montana family has settled its more than decade-old lawsuit that alleged racial discrimination tainted an FBI investigation into the 2005 shooting death...
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Other News

article Hawaii Supreme Court rules state must pay Native Hawaiians damages (7/1/2020)
(Hawaii) -- The Hawaii Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of Native Hawaiians seeking damages over decades of waiting for homestead leases. Known as the Kalima...
article COLUMN: Martinez/Yazzie suit takes aim at inequality (6/13/2020)
(New Mexico) -- The statistics during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic have brought to our attention the racial and wealth inequalities in the United States. The concurrent...
article Dirt Dumped On Puvungna At Cal State Long Beach Prompts Lawsuit (6/11/2020)
(California) -- Dirt and debris from a Cal State Long Beach residential hall construction site dumped last fall on parts of the 22 acres designated as the historic...
article NOW Board Members Demand President Toni Van Pelt Resign Amid Racism Claims (6/7/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Nine national board members of the National Organization for Women are calling on the president, Toni Van Pelt, to resign after a Daily Beast...
article Hotel Biz Can't Upend $296M Award In Casino Contract Fight (SUB REQ) (5/29/2020)
(Singapore) -- A Singaporean court rejected the latest efforts by hotel company Bloomberry Resorts Corp. to dodge an arbitration tribunal's ruling that it owes $296...
article Aristocrat agrees to $47m payout to settle smartphone game lawsuits (5/24/2020)
(Australia) -- Australian poker machine manufacturer Aristocrat Leisure has agreed to pay $US31 million ($47 million) to US customers who lost money playing with "...
article Former Casino Queen Employees Sue Company Over 2012 Sale (5/6/2020)
(Missouri) -- Two former Casino Queen employees have filed suit against the casino’s old owners over the 2012 sale of the property that made it employee-owned. The...
article Sitka Tribe wins its first round in lawsuit against state of Alaska over herring fishery (4/10/2020)
(Alaska) -- The Sitka Tribe of Alaska has won a round in its longstanding lawsuit against the state over the management of the Sitka Sound Sac Roe Herring Fishery. In...
article Judge allows Alaska tribal herring lawsuit to move forward (4/5/2020)
(Alaska) -- An Alaska court has upheld a lawsuit by a tribal organization against the state concerning the sac roe herring fishery and its protection as a subsistence...
article Sitka Tribe wins first round in suit against state (4/2/2020)
(Alaska) -- The Sitka Tribe of Alaska has won a round in its longstanding suit against the state over the management of the Sitka Sound Sac Roe Herring Fishery. In oral...
article Supreme Court of Canada dismisses Nova Scotia's appeal on duty to consult (3/27/2020)
(Nova Scotia) -- The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed the province of Nova Scotia's bid to appeal whether it must consult with a Mi'kmaw community on how...
article Court postpones hearing in state education lawsuit (3/24/2020)
(New Mexico) -- The First Judicial District Court has postponed a hearing in the Yazzie/Martinez v. State of New Mexico lawsuit scheduled Friday until sometime in June...
article Native American Energy Department Employee Wins Significant Civil Rights Settlement (3/17/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- A Native American official in the Energy Department’s diversity office reached a $200,000 settlement with the department last week over civil...
article State admits students lack a sufficient education in motion to dismiss Yazzie/Martinez lawsuit (3/17/2020)
(New Mexico) -- In a motion asking the First Judicial District Court to dismiss the Yazzie/Martinez v. State of New Mexico lawsuit on Friday, the state acknowledged it...
article Robert Saunooke champions Native American issues in his career and in the ABA (3/16/2020)
(North Carolina) -- The universe unfolds as it is intended. That’s the mantra Robert Saunooke has called on for motivation through much of his life. It guided the...
article Immunity doesn't extend to Native American-owned business, Arizona Supreme Court rules (3/11/2020)
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that a tribal entity did not prove it is entitled to share in a tribe's sovereign immunity, and subsequently that a...
article Ravn blames Quinhagak for hard landing that lead to lawsuit (3/6/2020)
(Alaska) -- In May of 2019, a Ravn plane landed so hard on the Quinhagak airstrip that it knocked off one of its landing wheels and scared the three passengers on board...
article B.C. Court of Appeal confirms gambling addiction as mitigating sentencing factor (3/6/2020)
(British Columbia) -- A diagnosed gambling addiction should clearly be taken into account as a possible mitigating factor when sentencing defendants convicted of theft...
article ACLU sues State Police after they said an officer used excessive force on Native American man (3/3/2020)
(New Mexico) -- The American Civil Liberties Union is suing New Mexico State Police after they said an officer used excessive force and targeted a Native American man....
article Court upholds termination of Cooke Aquaculture net-pen lease in Port Angeles (3/2/2020)
(Washington) -- Termination of the lease for a fish-farming operation in the harbor at Port Angeles has been upheld in Thurston County Superior Court. Cooke Aquaculture...

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