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Federal Recognition

article Companies With Disputed Cherokee Heritage Sue St. Louis Over Minority Status (11/18/2019)
(Missouri) -- A new civil rights lawsuit accuses St. Louis of discriminating against four companies that lost their status as minority-owned businesses after their...
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Mohegan Sun

article Wynn Dodges Mohegan Sun’s Suit Alleging Casino License Scheme (sub req) (11/18/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts Ltd. doesn’t have to face a racketeering lawsuit filed by rival Mohegan Sun claiming the gaming giant worked with mafia-linked...
article Bagnall: Melnyk giving no ground in suit over gambling debt (11/14/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Four months after a Connecticut casino launched a suit to reclaim $1 million in gambling debts from Eugene Melnyk, it seems the Ottawa Senators owner is...
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Philippines Gaming

article Bloomberry files appeal over $296-million judgment (11/18/2019)
(Philippines) -- Bloomberry Resorts has to shell out $296 million to cover the termination of a management services agreement it had with a gambling operator, but it...
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Lummi Nation

article Lummi Nation could sue under repatriation act to free captive orca in Miami (11/17/2019)
(Washington) -- In a new effort to release the last surviving southern resident orca in captivity, two Lummi Nation tribal members have notified a Miami theme park they...
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Wynn Boston Harbor

article Federal judge tosses racketeering lawsuit by former Suffolk Downs owners over Encore casino license (11/17/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- A federal judge ruled Friday that the former owners of the Suffolk Downs racetrack provided evidence of possible wrongdoing by the company that won...
article Excessive idling by Encore Boston Harbor shuttles sparks lawsuit threat (11/13/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Every few minutes, another large, black bus putters to a curb at the Wellington MBTA station, where it joins a line of shuttles that await a steady...
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Oneida Nation

article LEGAL BLOG: A Tale of Two Oneida Nations: Trademark Challenge Rejected by Second Circuit for Lack of Standing (11/14/2019)
(New York) -- The Second Circuit recently affirmed a district court’s dismissal of the Oneida Indian Nation of New York’s action challenging the U.S....
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Indian Children Welfare Act (ICWA)

article Tribe concerned about ICWA case rehearing (11/13/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Rules Committee heard updates during a Wednesday meeting from Assistant Attorney General Chris Nimmo on the tribe's pending legal...
article Court to rehear law on adoptions of Native American children (11/9/2019)
(New Orleans) -- A federal appeals court announced Thursday that it will take a second look at an emotionally fraught lawsuit governing the adoption of Native American...
article Tribal families get priority in Native American adoptions. An appeals court will decide whether that’s fair. (11/9/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- In the 40 years since Congress enacted the Indian Child Welfare Act, the law has been criticized in legal challenges that have climbed all the way...
article Federal appeals court to rehear law on adoptions of Native American children (11/7/2019)
(New Orleans) -- A federal appeals court will reconsider its decision upholding a law that gives preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption...
article Fifth Circuit to rehear Indian Child Welfare Act challenge (11/7/2019)
(New Orleans) -- Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued an order directing a challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) to be...
article Full 5th Circ. To Rehear Challenge To Indian Child Welfare Act (sub req) (11/7/2019)
(New Orleans) -- The Fifth Circuit said Thursday it will rehear a challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act en banc, overriding objections from tribes and the federal...
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Residential Schools

article Cree man sues for alleged abuse in 1970s Winnipeg boarding home (11/13/2019)
(Winnipeg) -- A Cree man says he was beaten, locked in a closet and called racist and derogatory names while in the care of a Winnipeg boarding home in the 1970s,...
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Cedarville Rancheria

article Justices Rebuff Tribal Court Challenge By Ex-Employee [sub req] (11/12/2019)
(California) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to hear a petition by a former administrator of the Cedarville Rancheria of Northern Paiute Indians, leaving in...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article OJ Simpson Sues Las Vegas Casino Saying He Was Defamed (11/12/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- O.J. Simpson is suing a Las Vegas hotel-casino that banned him in November 2017, alleging that unnamed employees defamed him by telling a celebrity news...
article OJ Simpson sues Las Vegas casino, contends he was defamed (11/8/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- O.J. Simpson is suing a Las Vegas hotel-casino that banned him in November 2017, alleging that unnamed employees defamed him by telling a celebrity news...
article Las Vegas casino sues NHL’s Evander Kane over $500K in gambling markers (11/6/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane has 500,000 more reasons to dislike Las Vegas. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas filed a lawsuit Monday in Clark County...
article NHL Star Evander Kane Being Sued By Las Vegas Casino Over $500k Gambling Debt (11/6/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane is being sued by a Las Vegas casino after he allegedly failed to pay back gambling markers totaling $500,000 in April...
article NHL's Evander Kane Blew $500k In Vegas Gambling Binge, Lawsuit Claims (11/6/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- San Jose Sharks superstar Evander Kane SUCKS at gambling -- the hockey star blew $500,000 at a Vegas casino during the NHL playoffs and never paid back...
article Sharks' Evander Kane sued by Las Vegas casino over alleged $500,000 gambling debt (11/6/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane likely doesn't have too many fans in Las Vegas thanks to the Sharks-Golden Knights rivalry, but he also isn't...
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Mining & Drilling

article Hoping to avoid ‘riot boosting’ repeat, tribal leaders ask Noem to loop them in on bills (11/12/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Some legislators want Gov. Kristi Noem to more thoroughly vet any legislation related to South Dakota's crime laws to avoid a trip to court over...
article Pipeline company CEO says Alberta premier supports an Indigenous rights challenge to Ottawa's regulatory laws (11/1/2019)
(Alberta) -- Alberta could play a role in planned Indigenous rights-based court actions against Ottawa's environmental review and tanker ban laws, according to the...
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Navajo Nation

article Utah ethics office rejects complaint against personal attorney for two San Juan County commissioners (11/12/2019)
(Utah) -- An ethics complaint filed against Steven Boos, the personal attorney for San Juan County Commissioners Willie Grayeyes and Kenneth Maryboy, has been dismissed...
article SRP hit with $53M claim for 'premature' closing of Kayenta coal mine (11/8/2019)
(Arizona) -- Peabody Energy, the coal company that ran the now-closed Kayenta Mine, says Salt River Project owes it more than $53 million for the "premature"...
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Wynn Resorts

article New court filing unearths allegations about Steve, Elaine Wynn (11/12/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas philanthropist Elaine Wynn says she never encouraged women alleged to have been harassed by her former husband, Steve Wynn, to contact the Wall...
article Wynn Resorts wants court to toss ex-salon chief spying claim (11/12/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Wynn Resorts wants a Nevada judge to dismiss an ex-beauty salon director's lawsuit alleging company executives invaded his privacy and spied on him...
article Wynn Las Vegas casino sues B.C. fraudster who scammed Chinese immigrants (11/1/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Wynn Las Vegas LLC is suing a high-profile B.C. businessman who already faces large financial penalties and other lawsuits in the province.
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United Keetoowah Band

article Circuit Court declines to rehear land-in-trust case (11/11/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver announced on Friday, Nov. 8, that it had denied Cherokee Nation’s petition to rehear a Sept. 5 decision...
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Adoption

article Tribal families get priority in Native American adoptions. An appeals court will decide whether that’s fair. (11/9/2019)
(Indian Country) -- In the 40 years since Congress enacted the Indian Child Welfare Act, the law has been criticized in legal challenges that have climbed all the way to...
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Seneca Niagara

article Judge rejects Seneca Nation's bid to suspend casino payments to state (11/9/2019)
(New York) -- A federal court judge has resoundingly rejected a challenge by the Seneca Nation of Indians to an arbitration award that directs the payment of hundreds of...
article Court upholds ruling that Seneca Nation owes state millions in casino payments (11/8/2019)
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians owes New York state hundreds of millions of dollars in back casino revenue payments, a federal court ruled today. The payments...
article Judge Backs Arbitration Panel Over Senecas In Casino Revenue Case (11/8/2019)
(New York) -- A federal judge has ruled to back an arbitration panel's ruling that the Seneca Nation of Indians was wrong to halt annual casino revenue sharing...
article Judge rejects Seneca Nation's bid to stop $255M in casino payments to state (11/8/2019)
(New York) -- A federal judge in Buffalo this afternoon sided with an arbitration panel that earlier this year said the Seneca Nation of Indians wrongly withheld at...
article Judge rules Seneca Nation of Indians must pay NYS casino revenues (11/8/2019)
(New York) -- A federal court order levied Friday may put a halt on some of the years-long bickering between the Seneca Nation of Indians and New York state. A decision...
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Timbisha Shoshone

article Chamber luncheon Tuesday features business soundbites, election announcement (11/9/2019)
(California) -- The Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon on Tuesday will feature sound bites from local and regional businesses, as well an announcement by...
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California Gaming

article Tense Council session covers Molate judgment updates, district election hearing (11/8/2019)
(California) -- Tuesday’s City Council meeting ­­– called “long and raucous” in an email missive by Mayor Tom Butt — mimicked a...
article Calif. Held Tribal Gambling Talks In Good Faith, 9th Circ. Told [sub req] (11/5/2019)
(California) -- California urged the Ninth Circuit to uphold the dismissal of a tribe's suit accusing the state of violating the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act by...
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Chukchansi

article Wells Fargo Calls Tribal Casino Bonus A Loan Dodge (sub req) (11/7/2019)
(New York) -- Wells Fargo has told a New York state court that the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California shelled out a bonus to tribal members only to...
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Tribal Taxation

article Mercer dropped from tribal suit (11/7/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- The town of Mercer is no longer a defendant in a tribal lawsuit brought against the state of Wisconsin and several northern municipalities, according to a...
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First Nations

article Ottawa in talks to settle First Nations child welfare class action lawsuit (11/4/2019)
(Ottawa) -- Ottawa says it has started talks to settle a $6 billion proposed class action lawsuit filed earlier this year on behalf of First Nations children affected by...
article FSIN asks federal government to drop judicial review of child welfare decision (11/3/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) is adding their voice to the groups asking the federal government to drop an appeal on a Canadian...
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Peoria Tribe

article Peoria Tribe sues Tulsa lawyer for malpractice (sub req) (11/4/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma has filed a lawsuit against a Tulsa lawyer and firms he has been associated with that provided legal services for...
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Arkansas Gaming

article Statute On Casino Declared Unlawful (11/3/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Circuit Court Judge Bill Pearson rejected or denied allegations made at a hearing on Tuesday morning by the anti-casino organisation Citizens for a Better...
article Local Casino Ordinance Declared Unconstitutional (11/1/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Circuit Court Judge Bill Pearson dismissed or struck down allegations by the anti-casino group Citizens for a Better Pope County in a Tuesday morning...
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Kiowa Tribe

article Court case dismissed against Kiowa Tribal chairman (11/3/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The dismissal of a lawsuit against the Kiowa Tribal chairman allows for the Carnegie-based tribe to obtain additional funds and clears his executive...
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Torres-Martinez

article 'Distress, dysfunction, chaos' outlined in Torres-Martinez tribe's lawsuit against Purdue Pharma (11/3/2019)
(California) -- A federal lawsuit filed by the Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians against Purdue Pharma LP, the maker of OxyContin, describes a "palpable...
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Sheldon Adelson

article Sheldon Adelson Wants ‘Hypocritical’ Las Vegas Sun Antitrust Lawsuit Tossed (11/1/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- LVS billionaire and owner of the Las Vegas-Review Journal (LVRJ) Sheldon Adelson has entered a motion to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit filed in September...
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Texas Gaming

article Tribe Says Texas Can't Clamp Down On Bingo [sub req] (11/1/2019)
(Texas) -- A Texas tribe urged the Fifth Circuit on Thursday to lift an injunction barring it from offering bingo in El Paso, Texas, saying an earlier circuit decision...
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Other News

article O.J. Simpson files defamation lawsuit against Las Vegas casino (11/10/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- O.J. Simpson on Thursday filed a lawsuit against a Las Vegas hotel-casino for defamation after employees informed news site, TMZ, that the former pro...
article Ill. Casino Sued Over Biometric Facial Recognition Software [sub req] (11/6/2019)
(Illinois) -- A proposed class of consumers has slapped an Illinois casino with a federal lawsuit under the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act, claiming the...
article Ottawa in talks to settle First Nations child welfare class action lawsuit (11/5/2019)
(Ottawa) -- Ottawa says it has started talks to settle a $6 billion proposed class action lawsuit filed earlier this year on behalf of First Nations children affected by...
article Native American group taking city, state to federal court to stop the makeover of the Alamo (10/29/2019)
(Texas) -- On Tuesday, the Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan Nation held its fifth rally in a series of meetings to educate the community about preserving history at the Alamo. In...
article Why one N.W.T. teen is suing the Canadian government over climate change inaction (10/28/2019)
(North Canada) -- Standing on the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery, in front of over 8,000 people, Hiroki Masuzumi grabs the microphone. "I'm Hiroki Masuzumi...
article State of Texas Fires Back at Native Americans' Lawsuit Asking for Input on Human Remains at the Alamo (10/25/2019)
(Texas) -- The State of Texas has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by the Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan Nation alleging that the Alamo's overseers cut Native...
article Native Hawaiian heiress faces court test to control millions (10/25/2019)
(Hawaii) -- A 93-year-old heiress doesn’t need a guardian to take care of her, but a hearing will be held to determine whether she needs a conservator to oversee...
article A judge decides Utah Rep. Phil Lyman doesn’t have to pay his fine for illegal Recapture Canyon ride any faster (10/21/2019)
(Utah) -- A Utah legislator can keep paying $100 each month to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for damage done when he led a ride on closed public land, a federal...
article Former councilman in dispute with city over sweat lodge says he was forcibly arrested (10/20/2019)
(California) -- A former Oakland City Councilmember says he was forcibly arrested in the city’s Planning and Zoning department on Thursday after an argument with...
article Suffolk OTB claims Delaware North overcharged millions at the taxpayers expense (10/10/2019)
(New York) -- A lawsuit was filed this week against Delaware North, Suffolk Off-Track Betting, claiming the company is overcharging millions for rent, construction and...
article Lawsuit by skill game company against local skill game operator on hold (10/8/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- A lawsuit brought by a predominant maker of skill game machines against a Johnstown area gaming operator has been dismissed pending another court case...
article Ourdue Opiod Deal Blasted as Records Show $13B to Sacklers (10/5/2019)
(USA) -- Attorneys general representing nearly half the states and lawyers for more than 500 local governments on Friday blasted the terms of Purdue Pharma's offer...
article Aspire Global to fight Swedish lawsuit over marketing violations (10/1/2019)
(Sweden) -- Online gambling operator Aspire Global says it will fight a lawsuit accusing the company of violating Sweden’s gambling marketing rules.
article Wrongful death lawsuit filed after 2014 Whatcom County Jail suicide settled (9/30/2019)
(Washington) -- The family of a woman who killed herself while she was incarcerated in the Whatcom County Jail in 2014 has settled a wrongful death lawsuit against...
article CTUIR member sues to return to Board of Trustees (9/28/2019)
(Oregon) -- Sally Kosey is blunt in her assessment of the members of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Board of Trustees who voted her off the...
article 17 states, including Colorado, sue feds over Endangered Species Act rules (9/26/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Seventeen states sued the Trump administration Wednesday to block rules weakening the Endangered Species Act, saying the changes would make it...
article Washington’s first vape lawsuit filed by tribal officer (9/24/2019)
(Washington) -- A Pierce County, Washington, man is suing the makers of vape pods and vape pens claiming the products left him wheezing, breathless and hospitalized...
article Kevin Hart faces $60 million lawsuit over 2017 Las Vegas hotel room recording (9/18/2019)
(USA) -- Kevin Hart faces a $60 million lawsuit after model and actress Montia Sabbag accused the comedian of negligence, infliction of emotional distress and invasion...
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...

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