Thursday, October 6, 2011
Matthew Fletcher's (Michigan State) Turtle Talk has the key documents in Larimer v. Konocti Vista Casino Resort, Marina & RV Park (N.D. Cal.), in which the court dismissed plaintiff's FLSA overtime case against a casino corporation owned and operated by a Native American tribe. The basis of the dismissal was that under the doctrine of tribal sovereign immunity, the court lacked subject matter jurisdiction over the defendant.