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Genting

article Judge delays ruling on dispute between Wynn, Resorts World (1/19/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- A judge has delayed ruling on a request for a temporary restraining order that could shut down construction at the Resorts World Las Vegas project on the...
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Wynn Resorts

article Court rules in favour of Wynn Macau in HK$33mil case (1/19/2019)
(Malaysia) -- A judge has ruled in favour of Wynn Macau in a case against a fund manager who owed the casino millions of dollars, the company’s lawyer said, the...
article Resorts World Las Vegas responds to Wynn Resorts’ lawsuit (1/12/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Attorneys representing Resorts World Las Vegas say it might look like the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore now, but it won’t by the time it’s done....
article Resorts World Las Vegas responds to Wynn Resorts’ lawsuit (1/11/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Attorneys representing Resorts World Las Vegas say the resort might look like Wynn Las Vegas and Encore now — but it won’t by the time it...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Indian Children Welfare Act (ICWA)

article Wampanoags Support Indian Child Welfare Appeal (1/18/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- This week, the Mashpee Wampanaog Tribe signed a legal brief along with more than 300 other federally recognized tribes in support of the Indian Child...
article Alaska officials call on court to uphold Indian Child Welfare Act (1/17/2019)
(Alaska) -- Alaska’s attorney general and two of the state’s congressional lawmakers are calling on a federal appeals court to uphold the Indian Child Welfare Act, or...
article State of Idaho Attorney General Joins Indian Tribes in Defense of the Indian Child Welfare Act (1/17/2019)
(Idaho) -- Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden supports the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) by filing an amicus brief after meeting with tribal legal counsel from...
press release Lawmakers File Bipartisan, Bicameral Amicus Brief in Support of the Indian Child Welfare Act (1/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) along with U.S. Representatives Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Don Bacon (R-Neb.),...
article Arizona Attorney General Supports Indian Child Welfare Act In Texas Case (1/16/2019)
(Arizona) -- Arizona joined 18 other states in supporting the Indian Child Welfare Act in a Texas legal battle over the adoption of a Native American child. In a legal...
article AG Becerra leads bipartisan coalition of 21 Attorneys General in brief defending law that protects Native American children (1/15/2019)
(California) -- California Attorney General Xavier Becerra led a bipartisan coalition of 21 states in filing an amicus brief in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to...
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Menominee Tribe

article Menominee tribe appeals ruling on Back Forty mine permit (1/18/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin is appealing a federal judge’s dismissal of its challenge to a state permit for a zinc and gold mine planned...
article Menominee Indian tribe appealing dismissal of EPA lawsuit (1/17/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Indian Tribe is appealing the dismissal of its lawsuit against the federal government, challenging how it is handling permits for a proposed...
article Menominee Tribe Files Appeal to Protect Cultural Resources and Menominee River (1/17/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin filed a court appeal today in a bid to protect its ancestral homeland and sacred sites from a large zinc-and-gold...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Supreme Court

article Supreme Court decision means windfall for Yukon First Nations, grand chief says (1/18/2019)
(Yukon) -- The Grand Chief of Council of Yukon First Nations is hailing this week's ruling by the territory's Supreme Court as a huge win. Peter Johnston says...
article Can Congress Void a Tribal Treaty Without Telling Anyone? (1/13/2019)
(Wyoming) -- Herrera v. Wyoming, an Indian treaty-rights case argued in the Supreme Court last Tuesday, revolves around a basic of federal Indian law: No promise to...
article U.S. Supreme Court Rejects State of Utah’s Attempt to Overturn the Ute Tribe’s Victory in Tribal Exhaustion Case (1/11/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- On January 7, 2019, the United States Supreme Court ordered that it would not review or overturn the Utah Supreme Court’s November 7, 2017...
press release United States Supreme Court Rejects State of Utah's Attempt To Overturn The Ute Tribe's Victory In Tribal Exhaustion Case (1/11/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- On January 7, 2019, the United States Supreme Court ordered that it would not review or overturn the Utah Supreme Court’s November 7, 2017...
article Supreme Court hears case involving hunting rights for Native American tribes (1/10/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Clayvin Herrera wound up with a fine of more than $8,000 for hunting elk in Wyoming’s Bighorn National Forest after he posted photos online of...
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Opioid Crisis

article Opioid Distributors Want 6th Circ. RICO Ruling Before Trial (sub req) (1/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Sixth Circuit should decide whether Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and nuisance claims in multidistrict litigation over the...
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Philippines Gaming

article Philippines Gaming Regulator PAGCOR Calls PhilWeb Lawsuit ‘Absurd’ (1/17/2019)
(Philippines) -- Philippines gaming regulator PAGCOR says the lawsuit filed by e-gaming operator PhilWeb that claims the state agency is acting with bias is “...
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Residential Schools

article Potential class action against Calgary lawyer seeks millions for 're-victimized' residential school survivors (1/17/2019)
(Alberta) -- About 30 men and women from the Blood Tribe in southern Alberta, most of whom are residential school survivors, listen closely as their lawyer Max Faille...
article Residential school survivor wants probe of how Ontario law society handled lawyer's conduct review (1/17/2019)
(Ontario) -- A residential school survivor in northwestern Ontario is calling for an independent probe into the way the province's law society handled a conduct...
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Allergan Patent

article Allergan, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe ask SCOTUS to hear Restasis patent case (1/16/2019)
(New York) -- A Native American tribe and a drugmaker that partnered to try and block generic competition to one of the latter’s eye drugs are now hoping the...
article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe appeals loss in patent case to Supreme Court (1/16/2019)
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on a controversial sovereign immunity issue. Last July, the Federal Circuit Court of...
article Allergan and a Mohawk tribe ask the Supreme Court to review their controversial patent deal [sub req] (1/15/2019)
(New York) -- File this under: “If at first you don’t succeed …” After being rebuffed by a federal appeals court last summer, Allergan (AGN) and...
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First Nations

article Constitutional challenge mounted for Innu charged with illegally hunting caribou (1/16/2019)
(North Canada) -- Innu hunters who are in provincial court in Labrador this week are making a constitutional challenge against charges laid against them for an illegal...
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Payday Loans

article State AGs File Amicus Brief in Fourth Circuit Case Involving Use of Sovereign Immunity by Tribal Lenders to Defeat State Law Claims (1/16/2019)
(Virginia) -- A coalition of 14 state Attorneys General and the D.C. Attorney General have filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in...
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Wire Act

article Poker, tribes and DFS to bear brunt of new Wire Act changes (1/16/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribal gaming groups, online poker, daily fantasy sports and iLottery operators could face years of uncertainty following the Department of Justice...
article Rosenstein Memo On Wire Act Surfaces From DOJ: Businesses Have ’90-Day Window’ To Comply With Changes (1/16/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has issued a memo regarding the recent reinterpretation of the federal Wire Act. According to Rosenstein,...
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Illinois Gaming

article Dealer Hits Joliet Hollywood Casino With Whistleblower Lawsuit (1/14/2019)
(Illinois) -- A former supervisor at the Hollywood Casino Joliet has filed a civil lawsuit at the Will County Courthouse accusing her former employer of illegal conduct...
article Harrah's Joliet Sued By Customer From Orland Park (1/14/2019)
(Illinois) -- An Orland Park woman who visited Harrah's Joliet Casino Hotel nearly two years ago has hired a prominent local law firm in hopes of collecting...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Genting gets time to respond to Wynn’s Vegas suit (1/14/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Malaysian casino firm Genting Bhd said in a Friday filing one of its units had been granted – the previous day – more time by a court in...
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William Hill

article William Hill settles suit against FanDuel over betting guide (1/14/2019)
(Atlantic City) -- Bookmaker William Hill has settled its lawsuit alleging that rival FanDuel copied its “how to bet” guide virtually word for word, and will...
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Bears Ears

article Utah jumps into lawsuits over President Trump shrinking Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments (1/13/2019)
(Utah) -- A federal judge is allowing the state of Utah and San Juan, Garfield and Kane counties to intervene in a series of lawsuits challenging President Trump’s...
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Arkansas Gaming

article Anti-casino suit in Arkansas now moot, lawyer says (1/12/2019)
(Arkansas) -- A day after the Arkansas Racing Commission agreed to put its proposed draft of casino rules and regulations out for public vetting, a casino opponent asked...
article Court asked to toss casino foe's suit over letter (1/9/2019)
(Arkansas) -- A former county judge asked a court Wednesday to dismiss a lawsuit filed over his last-minute endorsement of a proposal by a Mississippi company to build a...
article Rule change could invalidate Pope County casino support (1/9/2019)
(Arkansas) -- A proposed rule change for regulating Arkansas casinos could invalidate letters of support for a casino in Pope County written by the now former county...
article Former Pope County judge challenges local casino ordinance (1/9/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Jim Ed Gibson, the former Pope County judge who gave lame-duck approval to Mississippi casino operators should they apply for a license in Arkansas, has...
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California Gaming

article ICYMI: California tribes sue state in federal court over cardroom rules (1/12/2019)
(California) -- Three of California’s lucrative American Indian casino tribes filed a federal lawsuit against the state claiming it has breached tribal-state...
article SMITH: California tribal lawsuit should shake up state’s gaming regulators (1/12/2019)
(California) -- It’s only January, but 2019 just got very interesting – dangerously so for the gambling gold mines of California. After watching what they...
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Macau Gaming

article Macau tycoon Stanley Ho sued by nephew for USD 255 M (1/11/2019)
(Macau) -- Michael Hotung filed a writ on Tuesday at the Hong Kong High Court, claiming his uncle Stanley Ho Hung-sun, his aunt Nanette Ho Yuen-hung and casino operator...
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Baby Veronica

press release Statement from Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes regarding Baby Veronica (1/10/2019)
(South Carolina) -- With the federal government partially shut down for the third week, politicians in the nation's capital were bracing for a high-stakes showdown....
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St. Regis Mohawk

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Files Suit Against Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors (1/10/2019)
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has filed suit in federal court against pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors for the devastating effects that...
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Steve Wynn

article White House Intervened in Case of Trump’s Casino Pal Steve Wynn (1/10/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- In the summer of 2017, the Trump White House asked for a meeting with a top official at the Department of Justice to discuss a sensitive legal and...
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Atlantic City Gaming

article Mayor, councilman charged in casino brawl to appear in court (1/9/2019)
(Atlantic City) -- Two Atlantic City political figures are scheduled for new proceedings later this month. North Wildwood Municipal Court officials say Atlantic City...
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Crow Tribe

article BLOG: Justices grapple with preclusion and “occupation” in Crow Tribe treaty case (1/9/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard argument in its latest foray into Indian treaty interpretation, Herrera v. Wyoming. The case concerns the...
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Dakota Access Pipeline

article Judge allows tribes to challenge oil pipeline study (1/9/2019)
(North Dakota) -- A federal judge is allowing four Native American tribes in the Dakotas to challenge the recent conclusion of federal officials that a Dakota Access oil...
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Marijuana & Hemp

article FDA 2018 Year in Review: Cannabis (1/9/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- This year, FDA took two significant actions related to the cannabis plant: (1) the agency approved the first drug with an active ingredient (...
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Mississippi Band of Choctaw

article Hamby sworn in as first MBCI attorney general (1/9/2019)
(Mississippi) -- Cheryl Hamby was confirmed as attorney general for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians during a tribal council meeting Tuesday night. Hamby’s...
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Seneca Niagara

article Seneca Nation Told to Pay Millions as Arbitrators Side With New York in Compact Dispute (1/9/2019)
(New York) -- An arbitration panel charged with resolving the 20-month dispute between the Seneca Nation and the State of New York over revenue-share payments came down...
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Other News

article Jury finds 2 men guilty of manslaughter in Jeanenne Fontaine's death (1/19/2019)
(Manitoba) -- A jury has found two men guilty of manslaughter in the death of Jeanenne Fontaine. The jury in the trial for Christopher Brass and Jason Meilleur delivered...
article Funeral Sunday for attorney known for work on tribal issues (1/18/2019)
(North Dakota) -- Funeral services have been scheduled for a North Dakota attorney known for his work on American Indian issues. Tom Disselhorst was killed in a vehicle...
article US judge bars slaughter of Nevada horse in tribal roundup (1/18/2019)
(Nevada) -- A federal judge has granted a northern Nevada woman’s request for a court order to protect her horse after she says it was stolen during a tribal roundup and...
article Tribes, Allies Say Constitution Backs Child Welfare Law (sub req) (1/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Four tribes, joined by members of Congress, Indian law professors and others, urged the Fifth Circuit on Wednesday to overturn a Texas district...
article Little River Band Tribal Citizen Patrick Wilson Honored by Michigan Supreme Court (1/17/2019)
(Michigan) -- Members of the Michigan Tribal State Federal Judicial Forum (“Forum”), including Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget M. McCormack, convened today...
article First Nation sues Canadian federal government over fish farm licenses (1/16/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The Dzawada’enuxw First Nation filed a claim in Vancouver federal court last Thursday against Canada’s federal government for...
article Jury begins deliberations in Monica Jack murder trial (1/15/2019)
(British Columbia) -- A jury has begun deliberations this morning to decide whether a man who confessed to killing 12-year-old Monica Jack in 1978 is guilty of the crime...
article New trial ordered for woman with history of being abused (1/14/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal appeals court ordered a new trial for a Tucson woman, saying she was wrongly denied the chance to present evidence of battered woman...
article Eastern Shoshone Tribe accuses SageWest Health of overcharging tribal members to inflate profits (1/13/2019)
(Idaho) -- The Eastern Shoshone Tribe has accused Fremont County’s SageWest Health Care and its ownership of overcharging tribal members to the tune of a 700...
article Woman pleads not guilty in stabbing death (1/13/2019)
(South Dakota) -- A Rapid City woman accused of stabbing a man to death last month pleaded not guilty Friday to second degree murder charges. Prosecutors say Lorraine...
article Utah judge declines to shrink bail for woman charged in death of Native American spiritual leader (1/13/2019)
(Utah) -- A judge on Friday declined to reduce bail for one of two sisters charged in the 2009 death of a Native American spiritual leader and Purple Heart veteran....
article After nursing home stay, bedsores lead to man's agonizing death (1/13/2019)
(New York) -- Frank L. Williams didn't have bedsores when he left Kenmore Mercy Hospital and entered a nursing home for rehabilitation after a stroke. That fact is...
article Ruling Limits Extensions of Traffic Stop to ID a Passenger (1/12/2019)
(Arizona) -- A court ruling in an Arizona case says law enforcement officers may not extend a lawful traffic stop because a passenger refuses to identify himself unless...
article B.C. First Nation sues feds over Atlantic salmon farming in Pacific waters (1/12/2019)
(British Columbia) -- A British Columbia First Nation is suing the federal government for allowing Atlantic salmon farming in its waters, which it says is a violation of...
article Judge resigns after referring to colleague as ‘the little Mexican’ (1/11/2019)
(Colorado) -- An appeals court judge in Colorado who admitted referring to a fellow jurist as “the little Mexican” has resigned from the bench. Judge Laurie A. Booras...
article A former teacher’s discrimination lawsuit claims federal funds for American Indian instruction were misused at a southern Utah school (1/11/2019)
(Utah) -- A Navajo language teacher is alleging racial discrimination after she was fired from Blanding Elementary School, which she says misused federal funds...
press release Attorney General of Canada issues Directive on Civil Litigation Involving Indigenous Peoples (1/11/2019)
(Ottawa) -- The Government of Canada is committed to fundamentally transforming its relationship with Indigenous peoples based on the recognition of rights, respect,...
article Indigenous advocate demands precedent-setting trial translation for Brady Francis family (1/10/2019)
(New Brunswick) -- When Patty Musgrave opened an email from New Brunswick's minister of justice on Jan. 4, she couldn't believe what she was reading. "I sat...
article And they’re off – sports law conference speakers teed up (1/10/2019)
(Ireland) -- LawInSport will hold its second sports law conference in Dublin next month, following the sold-out success of its inaugural event last March. In conjunction...
article Supreme Court won’t review wind farm case (1/7/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Osage Minerals Council won a major legal victory Monday, Jan. 7, when the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to review a decision by the U.S. Court of...

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