Seminole Tribe Ruled Immune From Ad Agency's $250M Suit

By Carolina Bolado (December 22, 2014, 7:53 PM EST) -- A Florida judge has ruled that the Seminole Tribe of Florida Inc. has sovereign immunity and does not have to face a South Florida advertising company's $250 million lawsuit over an allegedly broken contract to handle advertising for the tribe and its casinos.

In an order filed Dec. 15, Judge Carlos A. Rodriguez dismissed all nine claims brought by Mobile Mike Media Group LLC and Mobile Mike Promotions Inc. against the tribe as well as six of the nine claims against individual tribe members. The judge ruled that if the court can determine that the individuals acted within the scope of...

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