The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Monday to strike down a federal sports betting ban offers Native American tribes a promising avenue to expand their gaming businesses, but how lucrative it is depends on how adept tribes can be in working with states to secure their place in the sports betting game, experts say.
The environmental manager of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe’s Natural Resources Department was one of more than a dozen new members added to a federal advisory committee that works with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to partner with local governments, the agency announced on Friday.
The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it won't rethink denying review of a D.C. Circuit decision that allows for the redistribution of $380 million left over from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s landmark Keepseagle settlement of racial discrimination claims.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked the solicitor general to weigh in on a bid by Oklahoma wind farm developers to overturn a Tenth Circuit decision that said a mineral lease from the Osage Nation and federal approval were required for surface construction on their project.
An Oklahoma woman the Muscogee (Creek) Nation claimed is involved in an illegal casino project on tribal lands again urged a federal court Friday to prevent the tribe from bringing claims against her in its courts, saying she’s not required to exhaust her legal options with the tribe.
A former employee of the casino company Harrah’s told a North Carolina federal court Friday that a magistrate judge got it flat wrong when he recommended that a proposed class action over wages be dismissed because a tribal entity couldn’t be joined, arguing that the entity wasn’t relevant.
A D.C. federal judge on Friday ruled that class representatives in the landmark $3.4 billion Cobell settlement over the alleged mismanagement of tribal trust funds must be repaid costs incurred by a foundation that aided in the suit, but the judge said he will let the government dispute whether the class representatives should be awarded the $8.2 million they seek.
A former Google executive and his financial technology company worked with a North Dakota tribe so they could hide behind its sovereign immunity while issuing illegal short-term loans with exorbitant interest rates, a proposed class of borrowers alleged in Washington federal court Thursday.
A Native American tribe has urged the D.C. Circuit to toss a Federal Communications Commission decision the tribe says limits which telecommunication providers can be subsidized for providing Lifeline services on tribal land.
The Cherokee Nation told a D.C. federal court Thursday that it wanted to end its suit seeking to force the government to bring False Claims Act litigation on the tribe’s behalf for purported health care fraud.
The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians on Wednesday further pressed a Michigan federal court considering a reservation boundary suit to grant it a win against defenses the state has made saying the tribe’s reservation may have been reduced in the 1870s.
The Ohio federal judge overseeing the massive multidistrict litigation over the opioid epidemic said Thursday that the newly formed litigation track is no substitute for a settlement, emphasizing his goal of reaching a quick resolution to the litigation.
The Connecticut General Assembly ended its legislative session late Wednesday without voting on a bill that could have paved the way for a proposed MGM Resorts casino in Bridgeport, a project that would have posed a major obstacle to the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot’s own plans to open a new casino in the state.
The company behind a pipeline replacement project on Wednesday opposed an administrative law judge's recommendation that the company's new pipeline should be constructed only on the route of the one already there, a sentiment echoed by a Native American band.
Lighthouse Resource Inc., which sued state officials over their refusal to grant permits for a planned coal export facility, asked a Washington federal court to allow the suit to move forward, saying it challenges the state's refusal to consider any coal-related project and doesn't repeat claims brought in local cases.
An Oklahoma federal court declined on Wednesday to stay the Citizen Potawatomi Nation's $27 million alcohol sales tax arbitration suit against Oklahoma while the tribe seeks U.S. Supreme Court review of a Tenth Circuit order vacating an award in the tribe’s favor.
The Trump administration’s nominee to serve as assistant secretary for Indian Affairs within the U.S. Department of Interior told a Senate committee Wednesday that her work would be guided by tribal interests and that she will take steps to tackle staffing concerns within the agency.
The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to review an appeals court decision reviving the Hopi Tribe’s public nuisance suit that alleged its cultural and religious practices would be harmed by Arizona Snowbowl Resort Limited Partnership's manufacture of artificial snow using reclaimed wastewater.
The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday picked 10 sites in Alaska, California, Florida, Nevada, North Dakota, North Carolina, Kansas, Oklahoma, Virginia and Tennessee to test expanded drone operations, including package-delivery and nighttime flights, and is considering additional new rules for drones.
The Trump administration is preparing to propose new rules for those doing business on Native American tribal lands and for Indian coal valuation, among other regulatory initiatives impacting Indian Country, the White House said Wednesday.
Mick Mulvaney, acting U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director, recently put the brakes on rules the bureau had developed to regulate payday lenders' abuses. But a weakened CFPB isn’t just bad for payday loan borrowers — it's bad for reputable companies who benefit and thrive from enforcement that reins in cheaters, says Daniel Karon of Karon LLC.
In case someone at the Super Bowl party you attend wants to talk about legal issues, here are some recent NFL-related intellectual property disputes to discuss, says David Kluft of Foley Hoag LLP.
Because courts have not modernized as quickly as companies like Amazon, Tesla and Apple, Americans are becoming increasingly dissatisfied, but technological innovations may be able to help Americans access their due process, says Stephen Kane of FairClaims.
In a national survey of 378 small law firms, partners ranked client referrals as the most important means of business development. Yet studies reveal that while professional services providers obtain most new clients from existing client referrals, their best new clients — the ones providing the largest pool of investable assets — overwhelmingly come from “centers of influence,” says Frank Carone, an executive partner at Abrams Fensterman.
Lawyers who have left the traditional practice for perceived greener pastures are many. But the circumstances surrounding broadcast journalist Bob Woodruff’s departure are unique. Like none I’ve ever heard, says Randy Maniloff of White and Williams LLP.
As someone who spent half her days last year on the bench presiding over trials, I often find the alarmist calls to revamp the jury trial system a tad puzzling — why is making trial lawyers better rarely discussed? Then along comes a refreshing little manual called "On the Jury Trial: Principles and Practices for Effective Advocacy," by Thomas Melsheimer and Judge Craig Smith, says U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall of the Northern District of Illinois.
Initial selection of defense counsel is usually made at the outset of litigation, long before it is known whether the case may actually proceed to trial. Attorneys with McDermott Will & Emery discuss questions in-house lawyers should consider when deciding whether their litigation counsel should remain lead trial counsel in a case proceeding to trial.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's recent loss in CFPB v. CashCall suggests that parties willing to litigate against the agency may achieve success even if they lose on the merits, as courts appear reluctant to award the robust remedies the CFPB typically demands, says Ori Lev of Mayer Brown LLP.
On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced 12 new judicial nominations. We will soon discover whether these candidates learned from the mistakes of the three nominees forced to withdraw in December after bipartisan concerns arose over their qualifications, says Arun Rao, executive VP of Investigative Group International.
While technology is making certain aspects of e-discovery faster and easier, it is also creating new challenges as quickly as we can provide solutions. The good news is that there are concrete steps businesses can take to address those challenges, says Peter Ostrega of Consilio LLC.