Third Federal Judge Exits Tribe's Dispute With Ex-Worker

Law360, New York (December 7, 2017, 4:18 PM EST) -- A Utah federal judge recused herself Wednesday from hearing the Ute Indian Tribe’s action looking to prevent a former employee of the tribe’s energy and minerals department from pursuing an underlying contract dispute in state court, becoming the third jurist to bow out of the federal suit since it was filed last year.

U.S. District Judge Jill N. Parrish removed herself from the tribe’s suit against ex-employee Lynn D. Becker and Third District Court Judge Barry G. Lawrence, who is overseeing the state-court action, without offering...
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