Federal Judge Finds No Jurisdiction For Fired Casino Worker’s Claims

Mealey's (April 14, 2016, 1:44 PM EDT) -- LAKE CHARLES, La. — A former worker at an Indian casino cannot pursue unlawful termination claims against the casino because the tribe has not waived its sovereign immunity, a Louisiana federal judge held April 12 (Larry Anderson v. Coushatta Casino Resort, No. 15-01203, W.D. La.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 49416).

(Memorandum ruling available. Document #96-160513-005Z.)

At-Will Employee

Larry Anderson worked in the Terrace Restaurant of the Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder, La., as an at-will employee of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana. He was fired in...
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