Tribal sovereign immunity may endanger casino-goers

On this episode of the Beasley Allen Report, Beasley Allen principal Kendall Dunson fills in for the show’s regular host, Gibson Vance. Dunson interviews today’s guest, fellow Beasley Allen principal Graham Esdale, on sovereign immunity in Indian casinos. Sovereign immunity is a legal doctrine by which the entity cannot commit a legal wrong and is immune from civil suit or criminal persecution. Indian casinos have their own form of this freedom, known as “tribal sovereign immunity,” allowing suits brought against them to be completely dismissed per the tribe’s discretion. Tribal sovereign immunity allows Indian tribes to create commercial corporations and compete in the marketplace without having to worry about legal liabilities.

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