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Tribal Casino Subject To US Law In Negligence Suit: Plaintiff

Law360, New York (April 1, 2015, 5:19 PM EDT) -- A man who sued a Mississippi casino after the alleged wrongful death of his mother said Wednesday that its operators, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, can't seek to dismiss the litigation based on lack of jurisdiction, because they agreed to operate the casino under United States law.

Plaintiff Kenny Payne argued that in signing a Tribal-State Compact with Mississippi in 1993, the tribe agreed to allocate concurrent civil jurisdiction between it and the state regarding the operation of the casino. In so doing, the tribe...
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Case Information

Case Title

Payne v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians et al

Case Number



Mississippi Southern

Nature of Suit

P.I.: Other


Tom S. Lee

Date Filed

February 17, 2015

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