Fla. Tribe Has Sovereign Immunity In Candlebox Suit: Judge

By Nathan Hale (September 18, 2014, 8:19 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge said Thursday that the Seminole Tribe of Florida Inc. has sovereign immunity, limiting a music management company's jurisdictional discovery to answering if that immunity was waived in a botched agreement for the band Candlebox.

U.S. District Judge Joan A. Lenard issued an order on the defense's motion for reconsideration, which sought clarification of her Aug. 27 decision not to grant its motion to dismiss, in which it had argued that the court lacked subject matter jurisdiction because the defendant, the economic subdivision of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, is entitled to tribal sovereign immunity under the Indian...

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