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Allergan Patent

article Patent Owner In Apple IPad Suit Has Ties To ND Tribe [sub req] (9/25/2017)
(North Dakota) -- A patent that Apple Inc. has been accused of infringing with its iPad was transferred to a patent holding company with ties to a Native American tribe...
article BLOG: Indian Tribe files Motion to Dismiss RESTASIS Patent Challenge based on Sovereign Immunity (9/23/2017)
(New York) -- Earlier today the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe filed a Motion to Dismiss in six[1] separate inter partes review (IPR) proceedings relating to the Allergan drug...
article Native American tribe moves to dismiss Allergan patent case (9/23/2017)
(New York) -- A Native American tribe holding patents for drugmaker Allergan Plc (AGN.N) on Friday moved to dismiss a case brought by generic drug company Mylan NV...
article To extend a drug patent, one drug company wants to give it to a Native American tribe (9/16/2017)
(New York) -- It's tough being a pharmaceutical company when your patent rights run out — the generic competition rushes in, and profits go down on a drug that...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Bears Ears

article Navajo Nation Readies Legal Action if Trump Shrinks Bears Ears National Monument (9/25/2017)
(Utah) -- Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke's recommendation to reduce the size of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah could spark a legal battle between the Navajo...
1 Article on this Issue

David Baazov

article Dubai investor accuses former Amaya CEO of fraud (9/25/2017)
(Dubai) -- David Baazov has been sued by a Dubai investor for allegedly using the investors name fraudulently for a takeover bid for Amaya.
article Dubai investor accuses ex-Amaya CEO David Baazov of fraud (9/24/2017)
(Dubai) -- Former Amaya Gaming CEO David Baazov is being sued by a Dubai investor who claims Baazov fraudulently used the investor’s name to build support for an...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

First Nations Politics

article Northern Ontario First Nations take federal and Ontario governments to court over $4 annual treaty payments (9/25/2017)
(Ontario) -- Twenty-one First Nations in northern Ontario are taking the federal and Ontario governments to court in Thunder Bay, Ont. on Monday to demand an increase to...
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Navajo Nation

article Federal judge dismisses case regarding power plant, coal mine (9/25/2017)
(New Mexico) -- A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by environmental groups against federal agencies for the extension of operations for the Four Corners...
article Navajo tribe says ready to sue Trump over changes to Utah monument (9/21/2017)
(Utah) -- The Navajo Nation will sue the Trump administration if it tries to reduce the size of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, its top lawyer told Reuters on...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

New Jersey Gaming

article NJ sells bonds to cover casino tax appeals (9/25/2017)
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey has sold more than US$68 million in bonds in order to fund tax-appeal settlements with seven former and current casinos in Atlantic City. The...
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Patchak Decision

article Local communities join in support of Gun Lake Casino in U.S. Supreme Court case (9/25/2017)
(Michigan) -- Several local governments, including the City of Wayland and Martin, Leighton and Yankee Springs townships, are joining Wayland Township in filing an...
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Sports Betting & Tribes

article Sports Betting – Will the Tribes be Shutout? (9/25/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Whether it’s members of Congress making highly publicized bets against each other on their hometown teams in the college national...
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Schaghicoke Tribe

article Judge declines to dismiss tribe's lawsuit against state (9/24/2017)
(Connecticut) -- A Connecticut judge has declined to dismiss a lawsuit against the state by the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation, which is seeking $610 million for land it...
article State loses effort to stop Schaghticoke tribe’s suit (9/23/2017)
(Connecticut) -- A Superior Court judge has rejected the state’s request to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation seeking more than $610...
article Judge mulling whether tribe's suit against state can proceed (9/19/2017)
(Connecticut) -- A Connecticut judge is considering whether to dismiss a lawsuit against the state by the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation, which is seeking $610 million for...
article Judge to consider dismissing lawsuit filed by Schaghticoke Tribe against state (9/17/2017)
(Connecticut) -- A judge is considering whether to throw out a lawsuit filed by the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation against the state of Connecticut. The tribe is suing more...
article Judge Weighs Dismissal of Schaghticoke's $610M Lawsuit Against State (9/16/2017)
(Connecticut) -- Whether the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation can continue its fight to reclaim $610 million from the state of Connecticut for taking reservation lands is now...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

White Earth

article Jury trial canceled in Minn. horse starvation case, plea hearing set (9/24/2017)
(Minnesota) -- A rural Waubun man, charged with three felonies in Becker County District Court for allegedly causing the death of three horses under his care through...
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Flandreau Santee Sioux

article Brutality case in South Dakota handed off due to conflict (9/23/2017)
(South Dakota) -- A county prosecutor won't handle the case of a South Dakota man whose family and tribe have accused police of excessive force after a weekend...
article SD Slapped Down By Federal Judge and Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe (sub req) (9/21/2017)
(South Dakota) -- A federal judge has stopped South Dakota from attempting to collect taxes on noncitizens using the Royal River Casino.
article SD Can Tax Nontribal Members In Store, But Not Casino (sub req) (9/18/2017)
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota federal judge ruled on Friday that the state can’t impose a use tax on money nontribal members spend at the Flandreau Santee Sioux...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Australia Gaming

article Aussie court tests 'problem gambler' (9/22/2017)
(Australia) -- The end of the first week in the high-profile Federal Court action in Australia between a former compulsive gambler and the Crown Casino in Melbourne in...
article Aussie court tests 'problem gambler' (9/21/2017)
(Australia) -- The end of the first week in the high-profile Federal Court action in Australia between a former compulsive gambler and the Crown Casino in Melbourne in...
article Player sues slot maker (9/21/2017)
(Australia) -- A lawsuit in Australia alleging slot-maker Aristocrat’s Dolphin Treasure game has an oversized fifth reel, which has more symbols than the first...
article Australian federal court delays Tabcorp/Tatts $7bn merger (9/20/2017)
(Australia) -- The odyssey between Tabcorp and Tatts continues, as the Australian federal court has now ruled for a review of the $6.9bn deal. The move had previously...
article Australian Federal Court Returns Tabcorp-Tatts Merger to ACT for Further Consideration (9/20/2017)
(Australia) -- The Australian Federal Court upheld an appeal against the long-discussed merger between the local betting company Tabcorp Holdings and the lotteries...
article Gambling addict brings landmark Australia poker machine case (9/20/2017)
(Australia) -- A landmark trial began Tuesday against Australian casino giant Crown and gambling slot machine maker Aristocrat, alleging players are misled or deceived...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Poker

article Indian Court to decide on poker legality (9/22/2017)
(India) -- After a hearing that was conducted this week and involved arguments of several parts regarding the legality of poker in India, the Gujarat High Court will...
1 Article on this Issue

Sports Betting

article Can NFL's presence in England influence landmark Supreme Court case on gambling? (9/22/2017)
(UK) -- Sunday, on the way to an NFL game, fans can step into one of the numerous betting parlors that dot each city block here. They can wager on that afternoon’s...
article Billy Walters Ordered to Pay $25 Million Penalty Following Securities Fraud Conviction (9/21/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Legendary Las Vegas figures can be found winning big all over the city, but legendary sports betting icon Billy Walters would like to forget his recent...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Tabcorp

article Australian Court delays Tabcorp-Tatts merger (9/22/2017)
(Australia) -- The multi-billion merger between Australian companies Tabcorp and Tatts that was supposed to be finalised in November is now in danger as the Federal...
1 Article on this Issue

Lumbee Tribe

article Lumbee bills working through Congress (9/21/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The state-recognized Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina is attempting again to garner federal recognition through two identical bills currently going...
article Tribes get hearing Tuesday (9/21/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Supporters of Lumbee recognition are banking on next week’s hearing before a U.S. House subcommittee to move the proposed Lumbee Recognition...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

PokerStars

article Quebec Regulator AMF Questions David Baazov’s Status as Amaya Shareholder as Trial Date Nears (9/21/2017)
(Quebec) -- Was ex-Amaya CEO David Baazov really the PokerStars parent’s major shareholder? An extraordinary claim made in court documents filed by the Canadian...
1 Article on this Issue

Shingle Springs

article Tribe Can't Dodge Arbitration In Labor Dispute, Union Says (sub req) (9/21/2017)
(New York) -- A union that represents casino employees hit back on Thursday at a bid by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians to suspend court-ordered arbitration in...
article Northern California tribe wins long-running court case (9/19/2017)
(California) -- In California, the federally-recognized Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians has reportedly avoided financial disaster after a state appeals court ruled...
article Shingle Springs Tribe wins long-running legal case (9/18/2017)
(California) -- The California Court of Appeals has dismissed the legal case filed by Sharp Image Gaming in its long-running legal dispute with the Shingle Springs band...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Broken Arrow

article Alleged casino owner arraigned (9/19/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Muscogee (Creek) citizen Stephen ‘Bim’ Bruner appeared in the Muscogee (Creek) Nation District Court Sept. 18, for arraignment of charges...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article Ariz. Tribe Says Feds Must Face Trust Mismanagement Suit (sub req) (9/19/2017)
(Arizona) -- The White Mountain Apache Tribe on Friday fought a partial dismissal bid of its suit claiming the federal government failed in its trust duty to the tribe...
article OP/ED: Washington State Should Respect Tribal Rights and Court Ruling on Culverts (9/15/2017)
(Washington) -- The Seattle Human Rights Commission writes in response to the Seattle Times recent editorial “The Supreme Court must clarify culvert ruling,...
article Judge Nixes Challenge To Calif. Tribal Trust Land Decision (sub req) (9/15/2017)
(New York) -- A California federal judge on Thursday tossed a suit by a community group seeking to block the Bureau of Indian Affairs from taking approximately 853 acres...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Macau Gaming

article Casino-junket links not confidential info, court rules (9/19/2017)
(Macau) -- A Macau court has ruled against the city’s casino regulator, saying it has no right to block access of interested parties to the list of VIP gaming...
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Payday Loans

article Atty Tells Jury Tribe Grew Wary Of Racer's Payday Loan Plan (sub req) (9/19/2017)
(New York) -- An effort by racer Scott Tucker to involve California's Yurok tribe in a lending operation fizzled amid tribal concern it would have no role in the...
1 Article on this Issue

Scientific Games

article Judge lets suit continue vs casino tech biz Scientific Games over patent fraud, antitrust claims (9/19/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- A federal judge has denied a request made by Scientific Games Corporation and its subsidiary Bally Technologies Inc. and Bally Gaming Inc. to fold up the...
1 Article on this Issue

Carcieri Fix

article Lawyer Vows Not To Invoke Carcieri In Casino Dispute (sub req) (9/18/2017)
(California) -- Despite representing a California county opposed to an Indian casino on its land, an attorney on Friday said he would never use the notorious Carcieri...
1 Article on this Issue

Seneca Niagara

article Seneca Nation heads to arbitration for Class III gaming compact in New York (9/17/2017)
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation and the state of New York are heading into arbitration over their Class III gaming compact. A dispute arose after the tribe stopped...
1 Article on this Issue

Atlantic City Gaming

article Man burned by caustic beer at casino eatery awarded $750,000 (9/16/2017)
(Atlantic City) -- A man whose esophagus and stomach were severely burned when he drank a beer tainted by a caustic chemical at an Atlantic City casino restaurant has...
1 Article on this Issue

New York Gaming

article Judge Rules Against Long Island OTB Casino (9/16/2017)
(New York) -- A bombshell ruling from a state supreme court justice has patrons of an OTB casino on Long Island worried and the business’s neighbors cheering.
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Pine Ridge

article South Dakota woman to plead guilty in emaciated kids case (9/16/2017)
(South Dakota) -- A Kyle woman is expected to plead guilty after two of her children were found emaciated on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Court records indicate 34...
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Other News

article Tribal court injunction prevents vote on constitutional amendments (9/25/2017)
(North Dakota) -- A tribal court injunction will prevent members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe from voting on seven proposed constitutional amendments in Wednesday...
article 'She deserves justice': Serenity's mother calls for stronger child-protection laws (9/25/2017)
(Canada) -- Three years after a little girl named Serenity died of horrific injuries, Alberta's justice minister has confirmed that a fatality inquiry has been...
article Las Vegas gambler Bill Walters ordered to forfeit $25.4M (9/25/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas gambler Bill Walters, who’s scheduled to report to prison next month, was ordered to forfeit $25.4 million in illegal insider-trading...
article Ute Indian Tribe Secures Victory in Tenth Circuit’s Denial of Uintah County Officer’s Request for Rehearing (9/22/2017)
(Utah) -- Monday, September 18, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit denied state and local law enforcement officers’ petition to have the full...
article U of A conference a 'turning point' for Indigenous law (9/22/2017)
(Alberta) -- The University of Alberta is hosting academics, elders and students this weekend to discuss how to incorporate Indigenous reconciliation into Canadian law.
article OHA continues to serve Native Hawaiian community with finalized partnership with UH law school (9/22/2017)
(Hawaii) -- The Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in the Native Hawaiian Law at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa’s William S. Richardson School of Law...
article Islandia Village to appeal Supreme Court casino ruling (9/18/2017)
(New York) -- Officials from a village in Suffolk County, New York are set to appeal a Supreme Court ruling that the opening of a Suffolk OTB (off-track betting) casino...
article Local gaming distributor suing state, says machines aren't gambling devices (9/18/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- A local distributor of a cash-yielding game found in a number of convenience stores in Racine County is suing the state Department of Revenue, arguing it...
article The Search for Crime and Justice on America's Indian Reservations (9/18/2017)
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico is quietly wild. Its multicolored sunsets, volcano-pocked terrain and unique cultural landscape attract tourists, inspire artists and mask its...
article Entrada protester appears before former fiesta queen for arraignment (9/17/2017)
(New Mexico) -- A 21-year-old San Ildefonso Pueblo woman arrested Friday during a raucous protest near the Santa Fe Plaza appeared in court for the first time Wednesday...
article Seventh Circuit affirms Emerald casino executives liable for $272 million (9/16/2017)
(Illinois) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has sided with an Illinois federal court, noting that a federal judge was correct in ruling that six...
article Allie Greenleaf Maldonado: Civil rights fighter (9/15/2017)
(Michigan) -- The only lawyers Allie Greenleaf Maldonado saw while growing up were on television or in the movies. Years later in college, a professor challenged her to...
article Indian Nations Law Update - September 2017 (9/15/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- The State Bar’s Indian Law Section will hold its annual continuing legal education program on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at the Legendary Waters Resort...
article Judge Dismisses Attempt to Shut Down Four Corners (9/14/2017)
(New Mexico) -- A U.S. district judge cited tribal sovereignty in dismissing a lawsuit aimed at shutting down a coal-fired power plant and adjacent mine near the Arizona...
article Boot Hill, state attorneys show their cards in Supreme Court casino case (9/14/2017)
(Kansas) -- Attorneys with the Kansas Department of Revenue rolled the dice for a third time on Thursday in an attempt to convince a court that $800,000 in state tax was...
article MCC Int’l exec signs plea deal with US govt (9/14/2017)
(Saipan) -- The MCC International project manager who was one of five indicted for allegedly harboring illegal Chinese workers who worked on the Pacific Imperial...
article Lawsuit: Norfolk woman’s ex-manager sought sage-burning demon exorcism due to American Indian heritage (9/12/2017)
(Virginia) -- A Norfolk woman is suing a Japan-based electronics company for $2.3 million after her ex-manager allegedly tried to intimidate her into performing a demon...
article Alaska Native tribes’ sovereign immunity upheld in ruling (9/10/2017)
(Alaska) -- The Alaska Supreme Court has upheld Alaska Native tribes’ sovereign immunity from state courts in a recently released decision. The tribes’...
article Can’t sue us: Tlingit Haida wins against Douglas Indian Association (9/10/2017)
(Alaska) -- A dispute between the Douglas Indian Association and Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska has been decided in favor of Central...
article Ojibwe man facing charges after blockade in Gaspé (9/10/2017)
(Quebec) -- An Ojibwe man is facing a number of charges after being arrested at a blockade in Mi’gmaq territory. Freddy Stoneypoint said he was helping land protectors...

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