Three Native American tribes urged the Sixth and Tenth Circuits on Thursday not to vacate several NLRB orders concerning its jurisdiction over their casinos in light of Noel Canning, arguing that the appeals should be held in abeyance and the orders remanded for expedited review.
We are not afraid of risk, and my boss and his boss accept that sometimes things won’t go our way. We want our outside counsel to be creative thought partners who don’t use the same old playbook, says Michael Parini, chief litigation counsel for Pfizer Inc.
Reversing course from its longstanding position against a proposed tribal casino, the city council of Glendale, Arizona, voted Tuesday to pull back its formal opposition — just days before a U.S. Senate committee hearing is expected on legislation that would block the controversial project.
President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled a series of initiatives to help states and local communities deal with the impacts of climate change, including millions of dollars to strengthen rural portions of the electric grid and improve coastal and stormwater management.
The Supreme Court of Canada on Friday threw out a First Nations appeal to stop Ontario from issuing logging permits, saying that the province doesn't need federal government approval to determine land use.
New York City's lawsuit accusing LaserShip Inc. of violating the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act for its role as a "key link" in an illegal untaxed cigarette distribution network among Seneca Nation of Indians smoke shops will carry on, a New York federal judge ruled on Thursday.
The Fifth Circuit on Wednesday dismissed a tribal lawsuit accusing the federal government of illegally approving drilling leases on aboriginal land in Texas, finding that the government has sovereign immunity from any broad challenge by the tribe.
As a Fortune 50 company, we have to keep a close eye on a host of legal and regulatory developments. In particular though, we’ve been very actively working with other retailers and retail associations to provide a framework for taxation of pure play "e-tailers" that mirrors that of brick-and-mortar retailers, says Teresa Wynn Roseborough, general counsel of The Home Depot Inc.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will award $83.4 million in Affordable Care Act grants to support community and tribal clinic residency programs for primary care physicians, it announced Monday, significantly expanding the grant program from the previous year.
The Maine Department of Environmental Protection on Monday lodged a complaint against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Maine federal court, arguing that the DEP has authority over all waters within state borders, despite EPA claims for jurisdiction within Indian territories.
A pair of Indian advocacy groups are seeking the preservation and eventual release of an investigative file on the former chief judge of the Montana federal court, who retired last year amid a Ninth Circuit probe into a racially charged email he sent about President Barack Obama, according to court papers filed Tuesday.
A Florida appeals court on Wednesday reversed a $4.1 million judgment against the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida over a fatal car crash involving two tribe members, saying it could not be liable for damages since it was not a party to the suit.
A request from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to remand a lawsuit back to state court challenging the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe's plan to build a gambling facility on Martha's Vineyard was denied Monday by a federal judge in Boston.
Australian gaming machine maker Aristocrat Leisure Ltd. confirmed Wednesday that it is in advanced discussions to purchase U.S. rival Video Gaming Technologies Inc., which specializes in machines for Native American casinos, pending appropriate due diligence for the deal.
The attorney who won last week's dramatic ruling that stripped the Washington Redskins football team's trademark registrations doesn't specialize in trademark law, but he is a veteran litigator with strong feelings on the underlying, emotionally charged issues at play in the case.
Dollar General Corp. has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether a store intern who says he was molested by his former supervisor can pursue negligence claims against the retailer in tribal court, arguing previous rulings have unduly expanded the scope of tribal jurisdiction over nonmembers.
A California federal judge on Wednesday issued a temporary restraining order to stop two groups warring over control of a tribal casino from moving forward into armed conflicts and from closing the operation, despite arguments that such an enjoining violates the tribe's sovereign immunity rights.
A New York appeals court on Thursday upheld a malpractice judgment against Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP worth $17.2 million over fees that Washington Redskins owner Daniel M. Snyder had to pay UBS AG during a proxy battle for control of Six Flags Inc., saying the firm clearly caused Snyder’s losses.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's decision to strip the Washington Redskins of its trademark registrations isn't just a blow to the team's ability to protect and enforce its brand — it might just be the beginning of the end for the controversial name itself.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board on Wednesday canceled the trademark registrations for the Washington Redskins' name, ruling that the National Football League team name is disparaging to American Indians.