Judge: Tribe, Casino Protected From Patron’s Personal Injury Suit
Mealey's (May 11, 2016, 9:10 AM EDT) -- RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A casino patron cannot pursue declaratory relief for his personal injury claim against the casino and the Indian tribe that operates it because the tribe has not waived its sovereign immunity, a California federal judge held May 9 (Clarence Butler v. The Barona Band of Mission Indians of California, et al., No. 5:16-cv-268, C.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 61304).
(Order available. Document #96-160513-065R.)
The Barona Band of Mission Indians of California and the Barona Tribal Gaming Agency operate the Barona...