Immunity Concerns May Prompt Remand Of Mohegan Suit
Law360, New York (January 10, 2017, 9:10 PM EST) -- U.S. Supreme Court justices grappled with tricky questions surrounding tribal immunity Monday during oral arguments over whether the driver of a Mohegan Tribe-owned limousine should face a tort suit for an off-reservation accident, suggesting the justices may send the case back to a lower court to issue a more detailed decision, experts say.
In a suit by Connecticut couple Brian and Michelle Lewis over injuries they sustained in an off-reservation collision with a limo driven by Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority employee William Clarke, the single question facing the high court is whether Clarke is shielded by the tribe's immunity to such...
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