Age Bias Suit Nixed Against Tribal Health Dept.

By Andrew Westney (July 9, 2015, 3:07 PM EDT) -- An Alabama federal judge on Wednesday tossed a $2 million age discrimination complaint by a former health department worker for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, adopting a magistrate judge's recommendation to dismiss because the tribe had sovereign immunity to the suit.

U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade said in an order that after a de novo determination on portions of the recommendation objected to by plaintiff Christine Williams, the court was adopting as its opinion the recommendation made in June by U.S. Magistrate Judge Bert W. Milling Jr. to dismiss the case for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.

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