Parties Renew Motions for Summary Judgment in Sault Tribe Bid for Detroit-Area Casino

Here are the new materials in Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Haaland (formerly Bernhardt, Zinke, etc.) (D.D.C.):

Time to rumble.

This case is on remand from the D.C. Circuit.

Michigan Federal Court Dismisses Sault Tribe Casinos’ Effort to Block State Court Contract Claims Initiated by Casino Development Corp.

Here are the materials in Kewadin Casinos Gaming Authority v. Draganchuk (W.D. Mich.):

After an ugly loss like this (it’s never good when the judge says you “blatantly misstate[d]” the law), maybe it’s time for a Fat Bastard burger from the Wicked Sister in the Sault. (It’s an unsolicited, unpaid ad — I just love this description. . . .)

Prior post here.

Materials on Kewadin’s failed effort to remove the state court claims to federal court here.

Law360 piece on state court sanctions issued against the tribe.

Sault Tribe En Banc Petition in Trust Land Acquisition Case

Here is the petition in Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Haaland:

Panel stage materials here.

Saint Mary’s [i.e. Sault Sainte Marie] Canal celebration, reviewing stand and Indian village

Michigan Federal Court Declines to Enjoin State Court Action against Kewadin Casinos [Sault Tribe]

Here are the updated materials in Kewadin Casinos Gaming Authority v. Draganchuk (W.D. Mich.):

Prior post here.

Law360 reports the state court held the tribe in contempt for failure to respond to discovery requests. Everyone’s got a litigation strategy, I guess. You can watch the hearing below.

Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Sault Tribe Sues Lansing Casino Development Partner in Federal Court to Stop State Court Action that is Apparent Repeat of Prior Federal Court Action

Here are the materials so far in Kewadin Casinos Gaming Authority v. Draganchuk (W.D. Mich.):

1 Complaint

1-2 Turn-Key Agreement

1-3 Amended Agreement

1-4 NIGC Letter

1-5 State Court Complaint

1-6 State Court Motion for Contempt

1-7 State Court Hearing Transcript on Motion to Dismiss

1-8 State Court Motion to Compel

1-9 State Court Denying Summary Disposition for Kewadin

1-10 State Court Order Denying Motion to Dismiss by Kewadin

1-11 State Court Order re Discovery Motion

1-12 State Court Order to Show Cause

1-13 State Court Motion to Dismiss

1-14 State Court Response to Discovery Motion

3 Motion for TRO

It woulda been pretty.

Prior federal court suit here.

Last Friday’s D.C. Circuit opinion explains one of the many reasons the Lansing casino project died.

 

Split D.C. Circuit Rules against Sault Tribe in Mandatory Trust Acquisition Appeal [“shall” does not mean “shall”]

Here is the opinion in Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Haaland.

Briefs here.

For commentary on legal analysis by reading the dictionary, see Joseph Kimball’s work on the Michigan Supreme Court’s use of dictionaries.

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Federal Court Dismisses Gaming Developer’s Contract Breach Claim Arising from Failed Lansing Casino Proposal

Here are the materials in JLLJ Development LLC v. Kewadin Casinos Gaming Authority (W.D. Mich.):

21 Reply

32 DCT Order re Subject Matter Jurisdiction

34 JLLJ Brief re Subject Matter Jurisdiction

35 Kewadin Casinos Brief re Subject Matter Jurisdiction

39 DCT Order

Prior post with earlier briefs here.

D.C. Circuit Briefs in Sault Tribe Mandatory Trust Land Acquisition Dispute

Here are the briefs (so far) in Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Bernhardt:

US Opening Brief

Nottawaseppi Huron Band Potawatomi + Saginaw Chippewa Brief

Detroit Casinos Brief

Sault Tribe Brief

Law Prof Amicus Brief

Detroit Casinos Reply

Joint Tribal Reply

US Reply

Lower court materials here.

Casino Development Firm Sues Sault Tribe over Lansing and Wayne County Gaming Proposals [updates]

Here is the complaint in JLLJ Development LLC v. Kewadin Casinos Gaming Authority (W.D. Mich.):

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Update:

14-1 Gaming Authority Motion to Dismiss

19 Response

Sault Tribe Prevails over Interior over Interpretation of Mandatory Trust Land Acquisition Statute

Here is the opinion in Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Bernhardt (D.D.C.):

opinion-1.pdf

Case tag here.

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