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No Immunity Waiver In $23M Unemployment Row, Tribe Says

Law360, New York (April 2, 2015, 4:00 PM EDT) -- The Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe urged a California federal judge on Wednesday to grant its bid for summary judgment in a $23 million dispute over reimbursable financing of the tribe's unemployment insurance costs through a state program, arguing a state agency failed to identify an express waiver of the tribe's sovereign immunity.

The tribe claimed any alleged misuse of the tribe’s sovereign immunity didn’t justify disregarding that immunity with respect to liens and levies California’s Employment Development Department ordered on the tribe and its now defunct...
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Case Information

Case Title

Blue Lake Rancheria, et al v. Morgenstern, et al.,

Case Number



California Eastern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


John A. Mendez

Date Filed

April 26, 2011

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