Second Circuit Affirms Arbitration Award While Confirming Continuing Applicability of Manifest……

On August 18, 2002, the Seneca Nation of Indians (the “Nation”) entered into a Compact with the State of New York for gambling activities in the Western District of New York. The Compact was for an initial 14-year term with an automatic renewal period of 7 years. It required the Nation to pay New York a percentage of revenue in exchange for the exclusive right to maintain certain gaming machines (the “State Contribution”), but did not specify any State Contribution during the 7-year renewal period……

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