Seneca Indian and state of New York dispute may be resolved

Sep 24, 2012 6:40 PM

It has been a dozen years since the Seneca Indian Nation elected to withhold gambling revenue payments to the state of New York and local communities from its casino operations.

Now, with an agreement between the state and the tribe, the dispute involving some $460 million may be resolved. The two sides have agreed to submit the dispute to a three-member board to arbitrate the disagreement.

Named to the board were Court of Appeals Chief Judge Judith Kaye, University of Arkansas Law School Dean Stacy Leeds, and N.Y. City lawyer Henry Gutman.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for early October.

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

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