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9th Circuit: Tribal Officers Sued As Individuals, Not Entitled To Immunity

Mealey's (July 8, 2015, 12:01 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A panel of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on June 30 affirmed a lower court’s denial of a motion to dismiss an action brought against tribal officers who were sued in their individual capacities for an allegedly unconstitutional detention and seizure of property that took place at a casino owned and operated by the Tonto Apache Tribe and located on tribal grounds, saying that the tribal defendants were not entitled to sovereign immunity because they were sued in their individual capacities...
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