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Courts Continue Trend of Recognizing Tribal Immunity in Bankruptcy Proceedings

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Judge Christopher S. Sontchi of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (Court) issued a decision on Feb. 28, 2017, that has important – and positive – significance for Native American tribal governments, their...more

Despite Changing Economic Reality, Federal Court Holds Indian Tribes Have Sovereign Immunity in Bankruptcy, Absent Waiver

by Snell & Wilmer on

As the Indian gaming industry continues to thrive, Indian tribes are increasingly engaging in other commercial endeavors including banking, construction, energy, telecommunications, manufacturing, retail and more. Based on a...more

Tribal Gaming Enterprise Held Ineligible to File for Chapter 11

Since the passage of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act in 1988, casinos owned by Native American tribes have proliferated across tribal lands and have generated billions of dollars in revenue annually. While casinos such as...more

Gaming Legal News - August 23, 2012 • Volume 5, Number 19

by Dickinson Wright on

In This Issue: - TRIBAL CASINO BANKRUPTCIES – THE TRAIN IS LEAVING THE STATION by Dennis J. Whittlesey: There long has been a legal debate as to whether businesses owned and operated by Indian tribes could either...more

Gaming Legal News: September 8, 2011 • Volume 4, Number 27

by Dickinson Wright on

Seventh Circuit to Lac Du Flambeau: "They Can't Touch You" Lac du Flambeau can continue its casino operations without facing any liability for its $46.6 million bond default two years ago. The bondholder still has some...more

Gaming Legal News - July 27, 2011 • Volume 4, Number 23

by Dickinson Wright on

In This Issue: - BARSTOW BOUNCES BACK by Dennis J. Whittlesey - SOMEWHERE IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA IS A REALLY ANGRY TRIBE… by Dennis J. Whittlesey An Excerpt From: BARSTOW BOUNCES BACK With the announcement...more

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