The agreement covers up to $300,000 in legal fees, and Perkins Coie may charge up to $750 per hour. The current dispute between thirty-five tribes and the state dates back to December 2019, when Governor Stitt announced that the current 15-year compact would expire on January 1, 2020. Under the terms of that compact, the agreement automatically renews unless either party requested renegotiation. The state tried to renegotiate the terms, and the tribes refused to accept the state's offer. So, as far as they are concerned, the agreement is still in effect. Nevertheless, Governor Stitt insisted that "All Class III gaming activity [became] illegal on January 1st of 2020."