10th Circ. Ruling Is A Win For Tribal Jurisdiction
On July 24, the Tenth Circuit ruled that the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) does not permit a state to require that lawsuits over alleged personal injuries suffered by tribal casino customers be litigated in state courts.
In co-written article for Law360, Partners Steven Gordon and Philip Baker-Shenk analyze the circuit court's ruling, which contradicts a previous ruling on the same issue by the New Mexico Supreme Court. This is an important win for tribes that are in the IGRA compact negotiation process with states.