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Wampanoag Aquinnah

article State Joins Town, Taxpayers in Appeal of Casino Ruling (4/25/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Attorney General joined the town of Aquinnah and a community group this week in challenging a federal appellate panel’s ruling...
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Florida Gaming

article Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino accused of failing to pay employees the minimum wage rate (4/24/2017)
(Florida) -- A former poker dealer alleges a casino failed to pay her a minimum wage. Elizabeth Watson filed a complaint on April 6 in the U.S. District Court for the...
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Payday Loans

article A Fight Between Native American Lenders And The Government Could Reach The Supreme Court (4/24/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- High interest lenders owned by Native American tribes could take their dispute with the federal government to the Supreme Court, in a case that...
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Whiteclay

article Whiteclay beer stores seek reversal of Liquor Commission decision to close them (4/24/2017)
(Nebraska) -- As promised, owners of the four beer stores in Whiteclay are appealing last week's decision by the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission to deny renewal...
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Cherokee Nation

article Cherokee Nation files lawsuit targeting CVS and other pharmacies in opioid crisis (4/22/2017)
(New York) -- Cherokee Nation is suing CVS Health, Walgreens, and other drug companies and retailers, alleging the companies didn’t do enough to stop prescription...
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Card Clubs

article Chula Vista Casino Lawsuit and South Bay Representatives #Resist (4/21/2017)
(California) -- San Diego Business Journal reported last week that the Chula Vista City Council approved the transfer from ownership from Seven Mile Casino to Stones...
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Ho-Chunk Tribe

article Ho-Chunk: Casino lawsuit is damaging inter-tribal relations (4/21/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation issued a sharply worded rebuke Thursday to a lawsuit seeking to block its casino expansion in Shawano County, saying the dispute is...
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Stockbridge-Munsee

article Tribe Asks Judge to Block Competing Casino Expansion (4/21/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- The Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans, a Wisconsin tribe, filed a lawsuit asking a federal judge to prevent the expansion of a competing Ho-Chunk casino...
article Tribe asks judge to halt Ho-Chunk casino expansion (4/21/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- A Native American tribe in northern Wisconsin filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday asking a judge to block another band from expanding a competing casino,...
article Wisconsin tribe files lawsuit against the state (4/20/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Wisconsin’s Stockbridge-Munsee tribe has filed a federal lawsuit against the state of Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker and the Ho-Chunk Nation after...
article Ho-Chunk Nation casino facing lawsuit over expansion (4/19/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation has a lawsuit on their hands after another tribe, the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, sued them over an expansion they say breaks state...
article Judge Asked to Stop Casino Expansion (4/19/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- A federal lawsuit was filed Wednesday by The Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans, asking a judge to block Ho-Chunk Nation from expanding their casino....
article Stockbridge-Munsee tribe files lawsuit in casino expansion dispute (4/19/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- A tribe’s lawsuit is the latest move in a dispute over a casino expansion. The Stockbridge-Munsee tribe has already threatened to withhold nearly...
article Stockbridge-Munsee tribe sues Wisconsin over Ho-Chunk casino expansion (4/19/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- An eight-month fight over a casino escalated into a lawsuit Wednesday, with one tribe asking a federal judge to block the Ho-Chunk Nation from adding slot...
article Tribe files lawsuit to block casino expansion in Shawano County (4/19/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- A Wisconsin Indian tribe that has threatened to withhold nearly $1 million from the state because of a dispute over another tribe's casino expansion...
article Stockbridge-Munsee Band prepares possible lawsuit in casino feud (4/6/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- The Stockbridge-Munsee Community might be suing the state of Wisconsin and one of its fellow tribes over a disputed gaming project. The lawsuit would name...
article Stockbridge-Munsee tribe signals it could sue over Ho-Chunk casino expansion (4/6/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- In a sign a casino dispute between the state and two tribes is escalating, the Stockbridge-Munsee Community has filed initial paperwork in federal court...
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Kalispel Tribe

article Kalispel Tribe files federal law suit to halt Spokane Tribe’s casino (4/19/2017)
(Washington) -- The Kalispel Tribe of Indians sued the US government on Tuesday over its approval of a rival casino project proposed by the Spokane Tribe in Airway...
article Kalispel Challenging Spokane Tribe Casino Project in Court (4/18/2017)
(Washington) -- The Kalispel tribe has filed a legal complaint in Federal Court challenging the Bureau of Indian Affairs approval of the Spokane Tribe’s casino...
article Kalispel Tribe files federal lawsuit to halt Spokane Tribe’s casino (4/18/2017)
(Washington) -- The Kalispel Tribe of Indians has filed a suit in federal court seeking an immediate halt to the construction of a rival casino being built in Airway...
article Kalispel Tribe sues Dept. of Interior over new casino (4/18/2017)
(Washington) -- The Kalispel Tribe has filed a lawsuit in District Court against the Department of Interior over the building of a new casino near Northern Quest. The...
article Kalispel Tribe sues fed over rival tribe’s off-reservation casino approval (4/18/2017)
(Washington) -- The Kalispel Tribe of Indians in Washington state filed suit against the U.S. Department of the Interior last Wednesday, April 12, contending the U.S....
article Kalispel Tribe sues federal government over OK of competing casino (4/18/2017)
(Washington) -- The Kalispel Tribe sued the U.S. government Tuesday over its approval of a rival casino project by the Spokane Tribe in the lucrative Spokane gambling...
article Tribe v. tribe in Washington state over Spokane casino turf (4/18/2017)
(Washington) -- A federally recognized Washington state tribe has sued the federal government in the hope of blocking a rival tribe’s off-reservation casino plans.
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Mining & Drilling

article Texas oilman sues for access to Blackfeet sacred land (4/17/2017)
(Montana) -- One of three remaining energy development leaseholders in the Badger-Two Medicine area south of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation has sued the federal...
article Northern Cheyenne Sue to Block Coal Mining on Public Lands (4/4/2017)
(Montana) -- The Northern Cheyenne Nation has duked it out with coal now and again over the past 40 years to protect their pristine water quality, and air so clean it is...
article Northern Cheyenne Tribe Sues Trump Administration (4/4/2017)
(Montana) -- The Northern Cheyenne tribe, along with a coalition of conservation groups, sued the Trump administration Wednesday for lifting a moratorium on coal leases...
article Northern Cheyenne Tribe Files Lawsuit Challenging Trump’s Coal Decision (3/30/2017)
(Montana) -- The day after President Trump signed an executive order opening federal lands for coal leasing, the Northern Cheyenne Tribe filed a lawsuit challenging the...
article Montana tribe, conservationists sue U.S. government for ending coal moratorium (3/29/2017)
(Montana) -- A Native American tribe in Montana and a coalition of conservation groups sued the Trump administration on Wednesday for lifting a moratorium on coal leases...
article EPA reimburses another $90,000 for Gold King Mine spill costs (3/18/2017)
(Colorado) -- More than $90,000 in additional reimbursements for costs associated with the Gold King Mine spill in 2015 was awarded to five entities in Colorado and Utah...
article Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in court settlement 'augurs well' for relations with Yukon, says lawyer (3/18/2017)
(Yukon) -- The Yukon government and the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in First Nation have avoided another court case over First Nations rights. The First Nation filed a...
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Wind River

article Shoshone sue fed government over joint tribal funding (4/15/2017)
(Wyoming) -- The Shoshone Business Council has filed a lawsuit over federal funds possibly being restored to the Northern Arapaho Tribe.The Riverton Ranger reports that...
article Northern Arapaho, Feds, move to settle in Wind River lawsuit (3/21/2017)
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe and the Bureau of Indian Affairs agreed on Monday to mediation in the lawsuit over whether the BIA illegally awarded federal...
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Sports Betting

article Timothy Doheny Suing to Throw Out Trashy Past of Sports Gambling Involvement (4/9/2017)
(New York) -- It was 20 years ago, but for Timothy Doheny the past has come back for a reunion, and he may well lose his business if he doesn’t win a lawsuit he...
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Mashpee Wampanoag

article Washington Lawsuit Offers Hope For Mashpee Tribe (4/7/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- A recent decision by the US Supreme Court not to hear an appeal regarding land in trust for a Native American tribe in Washington State offers hope to...
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Illinois Gaming

article Video parlors sued Illinois state (4/6/2017)
(Illinois) -- Two companies that own video gambling parlors sued Illinois state because they believe that they have a right to negotiate their profit-sharing deals. They...
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Narragansett Tribe

article Tribe files suit over Providence bridge project; regulation of state land provided in exchange for damages at issue (4/5/2017)
(Rhode Island) -- The Narragansett Tribe filed suit Friday against federal agencies demanding that land promised as compensation for an ancient tribal village site...
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Keystone XL Pipeline

article Native Americans file lawsuit to overturn White House's Keystone XL Pipeline permit (4/2/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The suit also alleges that permit violates the Endangered Species Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act....
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MGM Resorts

article Las Vegas casino giants MGM Grand force Glasgow boxing firm with mobster links to change its name (4/1/2017)
(UK) -- Las Vegas casino giants MGM Grand forced a boxing firm with mobster links to change its name. MGM gyms owner Matthew ‘Mack The Knife’ Macklin, 34,...
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Water Issues

article Ak-Chin Indian Community files a lawsuit over water rights (3/29/2017)
(Arizona) -- The Ak-Chin Indian Community has filed a lawsuit against Central Arizona Water Conservation District over water rights. The tribe is asking a federal court...
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Wynn Resorts

article Steve Wynn just lost his slander appeal against Jim Chanos (3/28/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Billionaire casino magnate Steve Wynn went back for more, but yet again a court slapped down the notion that he was slandered by famed short seller, Jim...
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Chukchansi

press release Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians Issues Statement on OBIG Lawsuit (3/27/2017)
(California) -- Recently, Osceola Blackwood Ivory Gaming (OBIG) filed a complaint against the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians and the Chukchansi Economic...
article Florida company suing Chukchansi tribe for $21 million (3/22/2017)
(California) -- A $21 million lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court last week against the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians and its business authority by a...
article Resort management firm says Chukchansi tribe owes it $21 million for helping reopen casino (3/21/2017)
(California) -- A group that was managing Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino and made arrangements to get it open at the end of 2015 has filed a lawsuit saying the...
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Gila River

article VA Gets Tribe's Suit Over Health Care Reimbursements Nixed (sub req.) (3/24/2017)
(Arizona) -- An Arizona federal judge on Thursday tossed a suit by the Gila River Indian Community accusing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of failing to...
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Leonard Peltier

article Peltier Sues WA For Removing His Paintings From Display In State Building (3/24/2017)
(Washington) -- Convicted murderer and leader of the American Indian Movement, Leonard Peltier is suing the state of Washington over the removal of four of his paintings...
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Hard Rock

article Siblings take on Seminoles in fight for survival of boutique at Hard Rock complex (3/21/2017)
(Florida) -- It’s like the world is falling down around Tamir Wershaw and his sister Malka Livingston. Only for the brother-sister owners of a small retail...
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Mohegan Sun

article Mohegan Tribe can sue over denial of casino in Massachusetts (3/21/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- The Mohegan Tribe can pursue a lawsuit for being denied a commercial casino license in Massachusetts, the state's highest court ruled. Mohegan Sun...
article Mohegan’s Long Shot Lawsuit Pays Off [sub req] (3/19/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- Las Vegas casino tycoon Steve Wynn is certainly learning the hard way about the perils of developing a mega project in Massachusetts.
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eSports

article Appeals Court Affirms Rejection of Gambling Claims Against Machine Zone (3/18/2017)
(California) -- This is a lawsuit against Machine Zone relating to the “Game of War” in-app game of chance mechanics. Players download GoW—an online...
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Other News

article Court asked to reconsider ruling on Aquinnah gaming hall (4/25/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- Lawyers for the state and town of Aquinnah on Monday formally asked a federal court to rehear a case that paved the way for the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay...
article Author of book critical of Stonechild inquiry suing professor for defamation (4/13/2017)
(Saskatchewan) -- An author who wrote a book about the Stonechild inquiry is suing a Regina professor for her opposition to the publication. Last year, four venues in...
article Biloxi again going after the state to get casino rent (4/11/2017)
(Mississippi) -- Biloxi is going after the money the state is holding from rent paid by the Golden Nugget Casino Resort. The city filed a lawsuit Monday in Harrison...
article 'Caribou Legs' Brad Firth ordered to pay $60K to defamed brother-in-law (4/6/2017)
(Canada) -- Raymond Gagnon says he's pleased with a Yukon Supreme Court judgment awarding him more than $60,000, to be paid by his brother-in-law, Brad Firth...
article Federal District Judge Allows Rosebud Sioux Tribe’s Lawsuit against IHS to Continue (3/31/2017)
(South Dakota) -- A federal judge ruled on Friday, March 31, 2017, that the Rosebud Sioux Tribe can continue its lawsuit against the Indian Health Service for failure to...
press release Ak-Chin Indian Community files suit against Central Arizona Water Conservation District (CAWCD) (3/31/2017)
(Arizona) -- The Ak-Chin Indian Community – located in Pinal County, adjacent to the City of Maricopa – today filed suit against the Central Arizona Water...
article Tribal leader sued for revealing secret fishing spot on social media (3/28/2017)
(Maine) -- Two lawsuits around the tribal elver fishery were recently filed by members of the Passamaquoddy tribe, including one alleging that posting a harvester's...
article Coachella Suing Urban Outfitters For Trademark Infringement (3/18/2017)
(California) -- Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and promoters Goldenvoice have filed a lawsuit against Urban Outfitters for trademark infringement, as LA Weekly...
article Tribal Court Has Final Say On Casino Injury Suit, Judge Told [sub req] (3/13/2017)
(Oregon) -- A Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians-owned casino urged an Oregon federal judge Thursday to toss a woman's suit claiming a tribal court shouldn’t...
article Hearing set for lawsuit challenging new Inupiat name of Alaska town (3/9/2017)
(Alaska) -- A court hearing is set for Thursday in Alaska for a lawsuit challenging the new Inupiat name of the United State's northernmost town. Voters in the town...
article Judge sides with Corcoran in illegal contract lawsuit against Florida Lottery (3/8/2017)
(Florida) -- In a move that could escalate tensions further among Florida's Republican leaders, a Tallahassee judge on Tuesday sided with House Speaker Richard...
article Calif. Tribal Faction Says BIA Was Wrong To Reverse Ruling [sub req] (3/7/2017)
(California) -- A faction of a California tribe urged a federal court Friday to grant it summary judgment in its suit challenging a Bureau of Indian Affairs ruling that...
article Pawnee Nation sues in tribal court for quake damage (3/2/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- The Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma will file a civil suit in its tribal court Friday seeking compensation from oil and gas operators for damage caused by...
article A lawsuit involving American Indian artifacts, alleged excessive force and a Utahn’s suicide has hit another wall (2/13/2017)
(Utah) -- A three-judge panel on Monday upheld the dismissal of a Utah family's lawsuit against a Bureau of Land Management agent blamed for the suicide of Blanding...
article Suit over artifact looting case suicide rejected on appeal (2/13/2017)
(Utah) -- A federal appeals court won't revive an excessive-force lawsuit from the family of a Utah doctor who killed himself after his arrest by federal agents in...
article Native Sun News Today: Appeals court takes up Keepseagle lawsuit (2/8/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Last week attorneys Marshall Matz and John Dillard issued a letter updating litigants in Keepseagle vs. Vilsack, a class action lawsuit originally...
press release Casino Operators Sued for Fraud Over Scheme to Cover $1M Gambling Equipment Debt (2/8/2017)
(Florida) -- An explosive federal lawsuit filed by a Miami-based manufacturer of casino equipment has sent shockwaves through the Caribbean's prized casino industry.
article Mary Walsh who has to pay her stepson €564,000 of her €3.4 million Lotto jackpot claims winning the lottery has brought nothing but bad luck (2/5/2017)
(UK) -- Mary Walsh, the winner of a €3.4 million Lotto jackpot in January 2011 was told she had to pay her stepson, David €564,000 of the winnings which are...
article Coal boiler sparks federal lawsuit between Hesperus neighbors (2/2/2017)
(Colorado) -- A dispute brewing between Hesperus neighbors over a coal-fueled boiler prompted one to file a federal lawsuit this week in U.S. District Court in Denver.
article Gambling lawsuit claims diminished payouts (1/27/2017)
(Arizona) -- Gamblers in Florida claim in a lawsuit that an electronic craps game underpaid their winning payouts. The players claim the "Organic Dice" game...

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