Here are the materials and order in the matter of MCZ Development Corp. et. al. v. Dickinson Wright PLLC et. al.:
Doc. 37- Memorandum in Support of Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss
Doc. 38- Plaintiffs’ Response in Opposition to Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss
Doc. 39- Reply in Further Support of Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss
Doc. 42- Memorandum Opinion and Order
Complaint and news coverage previously posted here.
Kialegee Casino Developers sued Dickinson Wright PLLC in Illinois District Court for malpractice in 2013. In 2012, The Northern District of Oklahoma issued a preliminary injunction against Plaintiffs to stop a casino being placed 70 miles from the Tribe’s headquarters and the National Indian Gaming Commission issued a letter stating the Tribe didn’t have jurisdiction on the property. The Plaintiffs alleged the law firm misrepresented potential opposition to their casino.
The Illinois court ruled the NIGC claim was premature since its letter didn’t represent a final agency decision and also dismissed the complaint with prejudice because Plaintiffs prevailed when the 10th Circuit reversed the injunction and ordered Oklahoma’s case dismissed.