Tag Archives: Mashantucket Pequot Nation

Second Circuit Briefs in Gambling Addict’s Suit against Foxwoods

Here are the briefs in Tassone v. Foxwoods Resort Casino: Tassone Brief Foxwoods Brief

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Mashantucket Pequot Refinancing Information

Here: MPN Bondholder Presentation Aug 2012 MPN Bondholder Presentation Sept 2012 News coverage here. MPN press release here.

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NYTs on the Shakopee Mdewakanton and the Growing Threat to Indian Gaming

Here.

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Gambling Addict’s State Law Claims against Foxwoods Dismissed

Here are the materials in Tassone v. Foxwoods Resort Casino (D. Conn.): DCT Order Dismissing Tassone Complaint Foxwoods Motion to Dismiss Tassone Response Foxwoods Reply

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News Coverage of FBI Investigation of Former Pequot Leaders

Here, via Pechanga. And here are the bankruptcy petitions of Michael and Steven Thomas (Steven’s failed): Michael J. Thomas Bkrcy Petition Steven J. Thomas Bkrcy Petition

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NYTs: Wither Foxwoods?

Here is the article (h/t Pechanga). An excerpt: In the early 1970s, just one resident remained on a Pequot reservation in Ledyard, now the site of Foxwoods — an elderly woman named Elizabeth George. Her grandson was Richard Hayward (known … Continue reading

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Mashantucket Pequot Slot Tax Decision Expected Soon

Here are two news articles on the question. The first (here) details the Town of Ledyard’s crusade to collect taxes on the non-Indian owners of the slot machines used at Foxwoods. An excerpt: Other grievances, not surprisingly, involve money – … Continue reading

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Connecticut Trial Court Quashes Subpoena of Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Representatives

Here is the order in Davis v. Senibaldi (Conn. Sup. Ct.): Crowder Subpoena Memo The tribes and tribal reps are third parties to a dram shop action, and the court held that sovereign immunity required the quashing on the subpoena.

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Mashantucket Pequot (Apparently) Will End Per Capita Payments to Members under Age 55

News article here. An excerpt: Anticipating the end of monthly distributions of gaming profits to tribal members, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council late last year enacted a law to protect the tribe’s older, needy members. The law provides for up … Continue reading

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Mashantucket Pequot Gay-Friendly Employee Policies Announced

From Indianz: The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is doing its part to make its casinos friendly to lesbian, gay bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) employees. The tribe has implemented an equal employment policy for LGBT workers and same-sex couples … Continue reading

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