2nd Circ. Backs NY's $255M Award Against Seneca Nation

By Andrew Westney (February 22, 2021, 7:08 PM EST) -- The Second Circuit on Monday rejected the Seneca Nation of Indians' bid to overturn a $255 million award issued to the state of New York in a gambling compact dispute, saying an arbitration panel didn't flout the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act by not letting the federal government weigh in on its decision.

The federally recognized Seneca Nation had claimed that the arbitration panel's majority violated IGRA with its 2019 ruling that the tribe was on the hook for unpaid casino revenue under its gambling deal with New York, arguing the decision illegally imposed a new payment obligation without seeking approval from...

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