HomePublicationsNewsletter ArchiveVolume 25Issue 9SIXTH CIRCUIT OPINION UPHOLDING TRIBAL SOVEREIGNTY APPEALED TO THE US SUPREME COURT

On March 18, 2019, Buchwald Capital Advisors, LLC filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the United States Supreme Court in its bankruptcy dispute with the Greektown Litigation Trust.  As detailed in Volume 25, Issue 6 of The Michigan Gaming Newsletter, the dispute centered around whether sovereign immunity applies to the Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and the Kewadin Tribal Gaming Authority in bankruptcy proceedings.  In proceedings relating back to the Greektown Casino bankruptcy in 2008, the bankruptcy litigation trustee has continued to seek to avoid conveyances and recover transfers totaling $177 million that were made by the Tribe and Kewadin in 2005.

 

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