Tag Archives: Mashantucket Pequot Nation

NPR on Mashantucket Pequot Labor Deal

From NPR: American Indian casinos are big business in the United States, with an estimated 280,000 people employed across more than 400 sites. That huge workforce is largely unorganized. Only a few such casinos recognize union contracts. Among them is … Continue reading

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Banishments at Mashantucket Pequot

From local news: In banishing Christopher Pearson, the former tribal official facing sentencing on federal wire-fraud charges, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Elders Council meted out an ancient form of punishment employed by Indian tribes across the country. Within weeks of … Continue reading

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Foxwoods Debt News

From the Hartford Courant: The deeply indebted owners of Foxwoods Resort Casino said Monday that they have reached a deal with creditors that appears to offer some temporary relief. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council issued a statement saying that it “has entered … Continue reading

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Mohegan Tribe Per Caps under Scrutiny by Lenders

From the Day: Times were flush when the Mohegans sought the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs’ approval of the tribe’s plan for distributing gaming revenues. After ensuring that the plan provided adequate funding for tribal government and economic development, among … Continue reading

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Mashantucket Pequot Debt Restructuring Affects All Indian Gaming Operations

From Gambling Compliance (via Pechanga): Any reassurance by the Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Authority that it will honour its debt obligations could lend much needed legitimacy across the tribal gaming sector and would set a good example for other indebted tribal … Continue reading

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Foxwoods Settles $2.9 Million Personal Injury Claim

From ICT: LEDYARD, Conn. – A Massachusetts man who lost his leg in an accident at Foxwoods Resort Casino in 2006 received a $2.9 million award in what may be the largest personal injury claim ever negotiated in a tribal court. … Continue reading

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What Happens When a Tribal Business Goes Bankrupt?

Does federal bankruptcy law apply? Can a Section 17 corporation declare bankruptcy? What about tribal bankruptcy laws? According to some gaming experts, the United States bankruptcy code does apply? Here’s a quote from a news article on the Pequot debt … Continue reading

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Holy Cow! Foxwoods about to Default on $1B in Debt

From the New London Day via Pechanga: On the brink of default, the Mashantucket Pequots are seeking to restructure $2.3 billion worth of debt, a senior adviser to the tribe said in interviews this week. The debt is $1 billion … Continue reading

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Mashantucket Pequot Not Required to Disclose Financials to Conn. Town

In an ongoing case where the Mashantucket Pequot Nation is seeking relief from local taxation of slot machines leased by the tribe from non-Indians, the district court rejected the Town of Ledyard’s motion to compel discovery of the Nation’s entire … Continue reading

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Foxwoods Appeal Filed

Here is the appeal document.

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