9th Circ. Won't Revive Challenge To Tribal Casino

Law360, New York (January 30, 2014, 5:07 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday refused to revive a challenge to the property and casino gambling rights of a California tribe, saying that the tribe must be a party to the suit and has sovereign immunity rights.

Affirming a 2011 lower-court decision, the appeals court said that Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians could not be left out of a suit challenging its rights to develop a casino under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.  And if the tribe is a party, the case fails because Buena...
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