Split 9th Circ. Hands Calif. A Win In Indian Casino Row

Law360, Los Angeles (January 21, 2014, 4:17 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday reversed a district court’s summary judgment against the state of California in a lawsuit brought by a federally recognized Indian tribe, holding that the state didn’t violate the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act by failing to negotiate in good faith for a tribal-state gambling compact.

In November 2010, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken granted Big Lagoon Rancheria’s motion for summary judgment, denied the state’s cross-motion for summary judgment and directed the parties to conclude a compact. The state then entered into an...
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Case Information

Case Title

Big Lagoon Rancheria v. State of California

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Claudia Wilken

Date Filed

April 3, 2009

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