Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Indian Tribes Have Sovereign Immunity

Bonnet v. Harvest Holdings, Inc., 2014 WL 292616 (1/28/14) (Ut.) (Published) - This case might be relevant to those seeking information from an Indian tribe. Indian tribes have sovereign immunity from a subpoenas duces tecum. The subpoena is a "suit" subject to tribal immunity. On the other hand, the 10th suggested a tribal official might not be immune---an issue the 10th saved for another day.