Friday, November 20, 2009

Crack in the Sovereignty Dam: Judge rules Shingle Springs Band waived Immunity

The $107 million civil suit brought by Sharp Image Gaming Inc. against the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok in 2007 survived another attempt by the tribe’s attorneys to have the case dismissed.

El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Patrick Riley has ruled that the Shingle Springs band waived its sovereign immunity when the tribe entered into contracts and a loan with Sharp Image to provide slot machines for the tribe’s casino.

Red Hawk Casino is on the Shingle Springs Rancheria.

Tribes should be held liable for not living up to their contracts. Each crack in this dam will mean that it will bust. When tribes like Redding Rancheria, Picayune and Pechanga wield sovereignty like a club, it hurts other tribes.


cideways said...

Tribes are going to make government regulate them by continuing to push their limits and continuing to rely on sovereignty to break the law.

Anonymous said...

When these gaming tribes signs contracts with slot company’s or banks there is a normally is a clause that provides them to collect. Now the tribe can try underhandedly to get out by claiming its sovereign immunity. It sounds like the judge is going by the contract the tribe sighed and sovereign is losing its blanked affect of covering everything the tribes don’t like.

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