Miami law firm Lewis Tein PL and its principals on Monday urged a Florida state court to toss the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida's $84 million lawsuit against the firm, its principals and the tribe's former chairman, saying it is a rehashing of an intratribal dispute previously dismissed.
Per capita distributions made to Native American tribe members from funds held in trust by the U.S. secretary of the interior are exempt from federal income taxes, according to interim guidance issued by the Internal Revenue Service on Monday.
The Washington Senate passed legislation Friday that would extend tax breaks for Indian tribes by exempting any tribe-owned property used to spur economic development from state taxes.
A Texas appeals court on Thursday ordered mediation for Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as the firm defends a win over claims that it defrauded a Native American casino and resort developer by taking millions in legal fees while the developer went unpaid.
New York Bankruptcy Judge Robert Gerber talks to Law360 about midnight-oil marathon hearings, the future of the Article I specialist, and how lawyers should be more like journalists.
The Mall of America said Tuesday that it has secured financing for its planned $300 million expansion, allowing the country’s largest indoor shopping mall to start construction on a project that will include a luxury hotel, office tower and additional food and retail space.
To make room for an independent economic study on a controversial $808 million casino resort proposed by a tribe and Hard Rock Cafe International Inc., Wisconsin's governor announced Friday that he had asked the U.S. Department of Interior to push back a decision deadline.
A joint venture of Mohegan Sun and the owners of Suffolk Downs racetrack has secured a spot in the race for one of Massachusetts' gambling licenses after the town that would host its proposed $1.3 billion casino approved the companies' new plans in a special referendum Tuesday.
New York Southern District Judge Shira Scheindlin talks to Law360 about e-discovery, judging fearlessly and how to read the Constitution in the age of smartphones.
The Sixth Circuit agreed Monday to reinforce a lower court's injunction against a proposed $245 million tribal casino in Michigan while the state makes a U.S. Supreme Court bid challenging the scope of tribal immunity under federal law.
California Sen. Lou Correa, D-Santa Ana, and Assemblyman Reginald Jones-Sawyer Sr., D-Los Angeles, introduced legislation Friday that could pave the way toward authorizing online poker in the state and permit Indian tribes with gambling rights to vie for the new licenses.
The National Labor Relations Board on Friday asked the Sixth Circuit to enforce the agency's order against a Native American tribe that bans union activities at its casino, arguing that the tribe has wrongfully claimed that the casino is outside the federal agency's jurisdiction.
A Florida federal judge on Thursday dismissed the state as a defendant in the Seminole Tribe of Florida's suit challenging a state utilities tax and sales tax levied on the rent the tribe charged to companies running restaurants at tribal casinos.
The New Mexico Senate on Wednesday refused to pass a tribal compact that would allow the Navajo Nation to build and operate as many as five casinos, after concerns were raised over the development rights and provisions keeping personal liability claims under tribal jurisdiction.
A former employee of the Indian tribe that owns Foxwoods Resort Casino asked a Connecticut federal judge Wednesday to spare him prison time when he is sentenced for allegedly using false timekeeping records to steal more than $177,000 from the tribe in 2007.
Two Native American women on Tuesday appealed the dismissal of their class action against Bakken Shale development middlemen, telling the Eighth Circuit that they got much less money for their oil-rich land than the market value in a $925 million sale to The Williams Co. Inc.
A Nebraska federal judge ruled Thursday that a small town in the northeast portion of the state is located within the Omaha Indian Reservation, a decision that will require the town's liquor establishments to pay sales tax and fees to the tribe.
The tribal organizations behind Connecticut’s Foxwoods casino is close to striking a deal that would put law enforcement duties for the complex in the hands of the tribe, a source told Law360 on Thursday.
A Bradenton, Fla., arcade on Wednesday withdrew its challenge to a Florida law banning so-called gray-area slot machines, which the arcade had argued is arbitrary, irrational and vague.
The National Indian Gaming Commission will conduct one-on-one consultations with tribes across the country this year as it moves toward modifying its policy of requiring a National Environmental Policy Act review to approve casino management deals, according to a Federal Register notice Tuesday.