Fla. Dodges Tribe's Tax Suit Over Casino Restaurant Rent

Law360, Miami (February 20, 2014, 7:43 PM EST) -- A Florida federal judge on Thursday dismissed the state as a defendant in the Seminole Tribe of Florida's suit challenging a state utilities tax and sales tax levied on the rent the tribe charged to companies running restaurants at tribal casinos.

U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola Jr. said the state of Florida is immune from suit under the 11th Amendment, noting that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the Tax Injunction Act does not abrogate a state's sovereign immunity granted in the amendment....
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