Tribe's Bad Faith Claims Face High Hurdle At High Court

By Andrew Westney (April 29, 2016, 11:23 PM EDT) -- A California tribe faces more than just the significant barriers written into the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act on bad faith claims in its bid to convince the U.S. Supreme Court that the state acted improperly in negotiating its gaming compact.

The Pauma Band of Luiseno Mission Indians asked the high court on April 18 to reconsider part of a Ninth Circuit ruling in the tribe's suit over its gaming compact with the state of California. Although the tribe won a $36.2 million award for misrepresentations made by the state under the deal, the tribe claims that the appeals court wrongly failed...

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