Connecticut, Pequot, and Mohegan Allowed to Intervene and Assert Rule 19 Defense in MGM Challenge to Gaming Compacts

Here are the materials so far in MGM Resorts Global Development LLC v. Dept. of Interior (D.D.C.):

16 Interior Motion to Dismiss

24-1 State & Tribal Sovereigns Motion to Intervene

27 MGM Response to Motion to Dismiss

33 Reply in Support of Motion to Dismiss

34 MGM Opposition to Motion to Intervene

36 Reply in Support of Motion to Intervene

38 DCT Order Granting Motion to Intervene

We posted the complaint here.

Federal Court Allows Pequots to Amend Complaint re: Improper Political Influence over Zinke in Gaming Compact Approval

Here are the new materials in State of Connecticut v. Dept. of Interior (D.D.C.):

60-1 Mashantucket Motion to File Amended Complaint

60-2 First Amended Complaint

62 Interior Opposition

63 MGM Opposition

65 Reply

66 Mashantucket Notice of Supplemental Authority

67 MGM Notice of Supplemental Authority

68 Interior Response to Notice

69 Plaintiffs Response to MGM Notice

70 Mashantucket Reply

72 DCT Order

Prior post here.

Federal Court Dismisses Connecticut & Mashantucket Pequot Claims re: Gaming Procedures

Here are the materials in State of Connecticut v. Zinke (D.D.C.):

1 Complaint

9 Plaintiffs MSJ

11-1 MGM Motion to Intervene

18 Interior Motion for Partial Dismiss

22 Interior Opposotion to 11

23 Plaintiffs Opposition to 11

27 Plaintiffs Oppositon to 18

29 MGM Reply in Support of 11

32 Interior Reply in Support of 18

51-1 Plaintiffs Supplemental Memorandum in Opposition to 18

55 Interior Response to 51

56 Plaintiffs Reply re 51

59 DCT Order

Conn. and Tribes Sue Interior For Failure to Publish Gaming Compact Amendments

Here is the complaint in the matter of State of Connecticut et al v. Zinke et al, 17-cv-02564 (D.D.C. Nov. 29, 2017):

Doc. 1 – Civil Cover Sheet and Complaint

With the State of Connecticut, the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot Tribes have filed suit against the Secretary of Interior after the Department failed to treat submitted
amendments to their gaming compact as deemed approved and publish in the Federal Register notice that the amendments are deemed approved.

News Profile of Tribal Marriage Equality Initiatives

Here is “These Native-American Tribes Are Pioneering Marriage Equality:The Puyallup Tribe is the latest to join a growing list of Native-American tribes legalizing same-sex marriage, many in states that have banned it.”

AmLawDaily Coverage of Foxwoods Restructuring Deal


An excerpt:

Though Yoon won’t say if Weil is handling other Indian casino matters, there is likely be more such work for some work to snap up in the not-too-distant future. Moody’s downgraded its ratings on several Indian-owned casino bonds earlier this year, issuing a “probability of default” rating on $200 million worth of notes tied to a Sacramento  casino operated by the Buena Vista band of the Me-Wuk Indian tribe and a similar warning on $300 million in notes connected to a Washington State casino operated by the Snoqualmie Tribe.

Second Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Gambling Addict’s Suit against Foxwoods

Here is the order in Tassone v. Foxwoods Resort Casino:

CA2 Summary Order

Briefs are here.

Lower court materials here.