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Greens Can’t Sue Over Land Use Deal, Tribe Tells 9th Circ.

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Greens Can’t Sue Over Land Use Deal, Tribe Tells 9th Circ.

Law360 (June 17, 2020, 8:31 PM EDT) — A Native American tribe has told the Ninth Circuit a lower court wrongly held it waived sovereign immunity in a land use suit by environmental groups objecting to a settlement over a failed casino, saying the groups can’t sue because they weren’t a party to the deal.

The Guidiville Rancheria of California said in a brief Tuesday that a group known as Sprawldef — or the Sustainability, Parks, Recycling and Wildlife Legal Defense Fund — along with Citizens for East Shore Parks and a few residents cannot sue the tribe because it never waived its sovereign immunity when the groups filed…

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