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State court to hear Eastern Pequot investor fight

A federal judge in Connecticut sent two lawsuits involving former investors of the Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation back to state court.

The newly recognized tribe dumped casino mogul Donald Trump and another investor, J.D. DeMatteo, last year. The tribe is instead working with golf course developer David Rosow and millionaire industrialist William A. Koch.

Trump and DeMatteo claim Rosow and Koch illegally interfered with their contracts with the tribe. Rosow and Koch tried to get the case moved to federal court.

Get the Story:
Judge Backs Trump In Ruling On Potential Casino (The New London Day 4/2)
Casino Investors' Suit Stays In State Court (The Hartford Courant 4/2)

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