11th Circ. Asked To Rethink Tribe's Immunity To Age Bias Suit

Law360, New York (November 8, 2016, 3:41 PM EST) -- A former employee of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians' health department pressed the Eleventh Circuit on Monday to reconsider tossing her age discrimination suit, arguing that the tribe should not be shielded from her claims by sovereign immunity.

Last month, a unanimous three-judge panel affirmed a district court's dismissal of Christine Williams' Age Discrimination in Employment Act suit against the Alabama tribe for lack of subject matter jurisdiction on the grounds that the tribe is entitled to tribal sovereign immunity.

But Williams filed a petition for panel rehearing or rehearing en banc, claiming that the commercial activities of Native American...

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