A group, led by Ho-Chunk Incorporated, will have to fight for their petition to join the legal battle against Iowa gaming regulators.
Nearly two weeks ago, Warrior Entertainment, which includes Ho-Chunk, and its non-profit partner "Siouxland Strong", filed a petition to join the Belle of Sioux City's lawsuit against the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission. At the heart of the suit is the IRGC's decision to award a gaming license to Sioux City Entertainment, and its non-profit partner Missouri River Historical Development, for Sioux City's new Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
In its objection, IRGC, SCE, MRHD and the city of Sioux City say Ho-Chunk lost its bid for that gaming license when gaming regulators selected SCE in April of 2013. The parties also say the gaming license application, which was signed by Ho-Chunk CEO Lance Morgan, included language that Ho-Chunk waived any claim for loss, expense or damage against the I-R-G-C.
The parties also claim Ho-Chunk's petition makes it look like the group is trying to "piggyback" their independent claims against the I-R-G-C into Belle's case.
Thursday, many of these parties will be back in court, in Des Moines. A judge will hear arguments in Penn National Gaming's breach of contract suit against MRHD.
Winds ripped dozens of trees from the ground, snapped limbs, and scattered debris. Rain flooded fairways and greens. Monday morning, golf course officials checked out the damage from the storm. More >>
Winds ripped dozens of trees from the ground, snapped limbs, and scattered debris. Rain flooded fairways and greens. Monday morning, golf course officials checked out the damage from the storm.
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