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Blackjack appeal now headed to mediation

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An appeal to a federal judge’s ruling allowing the Seminole Tribe to keep offering blackjack at its Florida casinos now has been scheduled for an April 11 mediation, court dockets show. The state’s lawyers had asked the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for more time to file their initial brief in the appeal. But they withdrew that request upon learning that a mediation conference had been set at the Kinnard Mediation Center. The state “learned that … the parties could obtain…

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