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SCOTUS Opens the Door to Suits Against Tribal Employees

Daniel Hasson On April 25, 2017, in Lewis v. Clarke, 581 U.S. ___, 137 S. Ct. 1285, 197 L. Ed. 2d 631 (2017), the United States Supreme Court held that a tribal employee was not entitled to invoke tribal sovereign immunity as a defense to state tort claims.

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Admitted Liability Commercial Truck Accident

Shareholder Heather Beasley tried an admitted liability commercial truck accident case in which the client’s 22-ton tractor/trailer combination, traveling 56 miles per hour, rear-ended plaintiff’s pickup truck and trailer, traveling 35 miles per hour. Plaintiff alleged an optic nerve injury, causing partial vision loss in his dominant eye, and…

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