Creditors Can’t Claim Tribal Gambling Revenue In Ch. 7

Law360 (July 9, 2021, 8:07 p.m. EDT) – Pokagon Band member of the Potawatomi Indians fails to remit the monthly payments she receives from the tribe’s gambling income as part of her Chapter 7 bankruptcy , a Minnesota bankruptcy judge ruled.

U.S. bankruptcy judge Michael E. Ridgway on Wednesday dismissed Brenda Jo Musel’s bankruptcy trustee’s turnover claim, saying tribal and federal laws state that per capita payments are not the property of the estate and are therefore not accessible to creditors.

The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act is clear on what net gaming revenue can be used for – improving the well-being of …

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