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The Continuing Attack on Tribal Sovereign Immunity at the Supreme Court

by GableGotwals on

Immunity of tribal officers and employees from suit in state and federal court for tort liability should concern tribal governments engaged in gaming operations. Often, because of historical antecedents and general belief,...more

CFPB doubles down on its attacks against online tribal lenders

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

In a new lawsuit filed in an Illinois federal district court, the CFPB alleges that four online tribal lenders engaged in unfair, deceptive, and abusive acts or practices in violation of the Consumer Financial Protection Act...more

BC Court of Appeal Overturns Ruling that BC Government Liable to Logging Company for Failure to Consult

by Bennett Jones LLP on

In Moulton Contracting Ltd. v British Columbia, 2015 BCCA 89, the BC Court of Appeal recently overturned the trial judge’s decision (reported at 2013 BCSC 2348, and summarized in an earlier update here) which had awarded...more

Provincial Licence Doesn’t Promise Adequate Consultation with First Nations

In its recent decision in Moulton Contracting Ltd. v. British Columbia, the British Columbia Court of Appeal (Court) held that the Province of British Columbia (Province) can contractually exclude liability for losses...more

Tribal Lenders File Opposition to CFPB’s Motion to Enforce Civil Investigative Demand

by Goodwin on

Resisting the CFPB’s enforcement petition filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, as they resisted the petition in proceedings before the CFPB, a group of tribally-affiliated lenders...more

Chevron Ecuador Litigation

2nd Circuit Order Vacating Preliminary Injunction New York

by Santiago Cueto on

On September 19, 2011, a federal appeals court reversed Southern District Judge Lewis Kaplan's preliminary injunction blocking worldwide enforcement of an $18 billion environmental judgment in Ecuador. In its ruling, a...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

Republic of Ecuador v. Chevron Corporation

Order on Republic of Ecuador's Motion to Stay of ArbitrationNew York

by Santiago Cueto on

Although the Second Circuit affirmed the decision below, the Court found against Chevron on several key factual issues that undermine the company's defenses both in Ecuador and potentially in various enforcement courts where...more

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