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California Appeals Court Reverses, Finds Tribe Waived Immunity For Casino Work

(August 3, 2016, 8:30 AM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A Native American tribe granted a “clear and unequivocal” express waiver of its sovereign immunity in resolutions it adopted and a contract amendment it signed with a casino contractor, so a dispute over how much the tribe owes the contractor for his work must be decided by an arbitrator, a California appeals court ruled July 29 in reversing a state court decision (Robert Findleton v. Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians, No. A142560, Calif. App., 1st Dist., Div. 2; 2016 Cal. App. LEXIS...
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