Federal Judge Tosses Claims Against Tribal Judges In Divorce Row
Mealey's (February 12, 2018, 2:19 PM EST) -- BILLINGS, Mont. — Tribal court judges sued over their handling of divorce proceedings enjoy sovereign immunity from the claims against them, a Montana federal judge ruled Feb. 9 in dismissing the claims with prejudice, as well as claims against the opposing divorce attorney, though with leave to amend (Michael F. LaForge v. Janice Gets Down, et al., No. 1:17-cv-48, D. Mont., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21877).
(Order available. Document #96-180309-001R.)
Motions To Dismiss
Michael LaForge filed a complaint May 5, 2017, in the U.S. District Court...