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SCOTUS Petition for Cert in Lewis v. Clarke

Download Petition for Writ of Certiorari (PDF) Link to briefs previously posted here. Question Presented: Whether the sovereign immunity of an Indian tribe bars individual-capacity damages actions against tribal employees for torts committed within the scope of their employment.

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Connecticut SCT Affirms Tribal Immunity from Tort Suit; Rejects Ninth Circuit’s Maxwell Rule on Official Immunity

Here are the materials in Lewis v. Clarke (Conn.): Ct SCT Opinion Appellant Brief Appellee Brief Reply

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Connecticut Appellate Court Decides Wrongful Death/Worker’s Comp Case Involving Mohegan Sun Casino

Here is the opinion in Lubrano v. Mohegan Sun Casino (Conn. App.): Lubrano v Mohegan Sun Casino An excerpt: The defendants, Mohegan Sun Casino and Safety National Casualty Corporation, appeal from the decision of the workers’ compensation review board (board) … Continue reading

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

Here.

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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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Mohegan Sun Officials Assuage Financial Community

From the New London Day via Pechanga: The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority reduces stipends to tribal members when changes like the current economic downturn warrant it, casino officials told the financial community today. Mohegan Sun also has a stable management … 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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Student Article on Authority of Indian Tribes to Tax Athletes and Performers

Here is an interesting piece called “The Power of Indian Tribes to Tax the Income of Professional Athletes and Entertainers Who Perform in Indian Country,” a student note in the Connecticut Law Review. Here is the abstract: Athletes and entertainers represent some … Continue reading

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Sexism in Connectcut TV Report re: Mohegan Tribe’s Female Chair

Here’s the headline — “New Gamble for the Mohegans” It’s bad enough that news organizations jump all over bad puns and innuendo when it comes to gaming in Indian Country, but how is electing a woman as tribal chair a … Continue reading

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Connecticut Court Dismisses Dram Shop Action against Mohegans

Maybe another one to watch involving the state law question of whether tribal businesses are immune from Dram Shop actions. The case is Vanstaen-Holland v. Lavigne. vanstaen-holland-v-lavigne-trial-court-order

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