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Tribal Workers May Face More Suits After Indemnity Ruling

Law360, New York (April 25, 2017, 8:39 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Tuesday that a Mohegan Tribe limousine driver doesn’t share the tribe's sovereign immunity and must face claims over an off-reservation car accident rejected the idea that a tribe can shield its employees from litigation by indemnifying them, opening the door for creative suits that circumvent tribal immunity.

The high court unanimously reversed a Connecticut Supreme Court decision that Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority employee William Clarke was immune to claims over injuries a Connecticut couple sustained after his limo pushed their car into a concrete highway median, saying a Mohegan tribal code provision indemnifying tribal gaming employees...

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