2016 Sovereign Immunity News Stories

Seventh Circuit affirms denial of class certification on Spokeo grounds in FACTA class action (JD Supra) 12/14/16

Supreme Court schedules oral argument in tribal immunity case (Indianz) 12/6/16

U.S. Supreme Court to consider tribal sovereign immunity issue related to individual tribal employees (Littler) 11/21/16

Supreme Court case could expose Indian tribes to new legal risks [Lewis v. Clarke] (Indianz) 11/14/16

Tribe immune from age-discrimination suit (Courthouse News) 10/20/16

Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act still in limbo in heated election year (Indianz) 10/18/16

Viejas Band loses decision in dispute with labor union at casino (Indianz) 10/12/16

Court imposes record $1.3 billion judgment against defendants behind AMG payday lending scheme (Newsroom America) 10/6/16

Supreme Court opens new term with tribal immunity on the docket [Lewis v. Clarke] (Indianz) 10/4/16

Lewis and Clarke get their day in court. (Atlantic) 9/29/16

Indian tribe did not waive sovereign immunity by removing lawsuit to federal court (National Law Review) 9/13/16

Federal judge dismisses tribe's suit naming state judge (Salt Lake Tribune) 8/23/16

Ninth Circuit addresses effect of removal on tribal sovereign immunity [Bodi v. Shingle Springs] (JD Dsupra) 8/17/16

Tribe didn't waive sovereign immunity in FMLA lawsuit [Bodi v. Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians] (Bloomberg) 8/9/16

After marijuana charges, questions on sovereignty emerge (Argus Leader) 8/6/16

Who's covered by federal safety laws? (The Bulletin) 6/26/16

Judge rejects tribal immunity claim in allowing lending suit (Native Times) 5/20/16

Fourth Circuit rejects motion to compel arbitration in FDCPA putative class action (JD Supra) 4/22/16 (see Hayes v. Delbert Servs., Corp.)

Tribal Marijuana Sovereignty Act protects federal funds for tribes (Indianz) 4/20/16

Seminole Tribe asks Supreme Court to hear tax case (Indianz) 4/8/16

Tribal groups want Senate to take up anti-NLRB bill (Politico) 4/7/16

Tribal self-sufficiency behind Pokagon and South Bend agreement (Indian Country Today) 4/6/16

Court: Native American church not excused from cannabis laws (KSWO) 4/6/16

Oglala hemp grower counts coup on feds (Indian Country Today) 3/31/16

Judge limits Tribe's attorneys' immunity (Courthouse News) 3/11/16

Mohegan Tribe casino worker wins case due to sovereign immunity (Indianz) 3/8/16

Quapaw Tribe concedes loss in casino compact lawsuit in Kansas (Indianz) 3/2/16

Cowlitz Tribe included waiver of immunity in old casino agreement (Indianz) 3/1/16

Menominee want summary judgement in hemp case (Wisconsin Radio News) 2/25/16

Federal list is final word on Indian tribe's immunity from suit - 11th Circuit (Reuters) 2/25/16

Tribes still shoring up support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (Indianz) 2/23/16

John Lavelle: Supreme Court weighs key tribal sovereignty issue (Indianz) 2/10/16

Tribes don't get a pass on federal law (BloombergView) 2/5/16

Cannabis in Indian Country – a year later… (JD Supra) 1/29/16

Alaska tribe claims victory in dispute over transportation funding (Indianz) 1/26/16

Tribal sovereignty in Alaska court affirms independence for some, misfortune for others (Juneau Empire) 1/25/16



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