California Appeals Panel Rejects Tribe’s Bid For Damages Over Gaming Licenses

(October 8, 2015, 10:51 AM EDT) -- LOS ANGELES — A California trial court properly found that a provision in a gaming compact between the state and a Native American tribe unambiguously bars the tribe’s claims seeking $315 million in lost profits caused by the state’s failure to issue the tribe the correct number of gaming licenses, a state appellate court held Oct. 5 (San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians v. State of California, et al., No. B254870, Calif. App., 2nd Dist., Div. 8; 2015 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 7145).

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