Friday, February 24, 2012

Shingle Springs Miwok Tribe Threatens to Shut Down Red Hawk Casino

The tribe that owns Red Hawk Casino is warning that the facility might close because of a $30 million jury verdict in December.

OP: Yeah, right, then they'd have to find real jobs. Ain't gonna happen. PAY WHAT YOU OWE.

A lawyer for the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, in court papers, warned of a "doomsday scenario" if the tribe is forced to pay the court judgment.

"Any efforts to presently execute on the judgment would likely have catastrophic consequences for the tribe and all who depend on the casino for their livelihood," wrote tribal attorney Sanford Kingsley in a filing in El Dorado County Superior Court. Dear Sanford, did the tribe threaten to NOT PAY YOU? Or do you get paid first?

A jury in December ordered the tribe to pay $30 million to the Miwok band's former casino partner, Sharp Image Gaming, over a breach of contract dispute. Shingle Springs tried to pull a sovereignty fast one and got beat.

Matt Jacobs, the lawyer for Sharp Image, called the warning of a shutdown "nonsense" because the casino's creditors would do everything possible to keep Red Hawk going. Not to mention the tribal members would be short a bit of income

Get your settlement, Matt. Make them pay for cheating Sharp Image. Hold their feet to the fire.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

WHA!!

Terry Moon said...

SHUT THEM DOWN, HAS THE GAMING COMMISSION EVER CHECKED THEIR MACHINES FOR CHEATING? WORST CASINO IN THE WORLD.

SHUT THEM DOWN