Calif. Granted Short Stay In Tribal Gaming Compacts Suit

Law360 (May 28, 2021, 9:44 PM EDT) -- A federal judge granted California a short stay after it appealed a quick win handed to five tribes that claim it negotiated gaming compacts in bad faith, though he denied a full stay after finding the state did not demonstrate it would be harmed by complying with the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act's remedial procedures.

The Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California, the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe, the Blue Lake Rancheria, the Hopland Band of Pomo Indians and the Robinson Rancheria sued the state, saying it insisted they negotiate unrelated topics for their gaming agreements, which are set to expire soon....

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