Law360 Quotes Gabe Galanda Re: Big Lagoon "Curveball"

Leading law blog, Law360, quoted Gabe Galanda at length regarding the Ninth Circuit's unprecedented decision in Big Lagoon, in "Tribal Casinos Face New Threats After 9th Circ. Curveball" (subscription required).

"The decision will allow states and anti-tribal groups to somehow collaterally attack other tribal projects that they find undesirable, many years — if not decades — after the fact," said Gabriel S. Galanda of
 Galanda Broadman PLLC....

"This decision will certainly further chill tribal lending for any new tribal economic development effort as well," Galanda said....

"This decision makes it even harder for tribal governments to greenfield Indian casinos, and that was already a near-impossible proposition due to the Supreme Court's recent anti-tribal decisions in Carcieri and Patchak," Galanda said.

Gabriel “Gabe” Galanda is the Managing Partner of Galanda Broadman PLLC, of Seattle, an American Indian owned law firm. He is an enrolled member of the Round Valley Indian Tribes of Covelo, California. Gabe can be reached at 206.300.7801 or