On March 15, 2016, the Connecticut Supreme Court, in the case of Lewis v. Clarke, held that a tribal employee is immune from being sued in the Connecticut Superior Court. The case involved a claim for damages arising out of an automobile crash that occurred off of tribal land. The plaintiffs were injured when their limousine driver negligently caused a crash on Interstate Route 95. The limousine driver was a casino employee. They attempted to sue the casino employee in the Connecticut Superior Court- not in the tribal court. The court ruled that, because the casino employee was acting within the “scope of his employment” with the tribe at the time of the subject crash, he was entitled to sovereign immunity. These claims have to be brought in the tribal courts.
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The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court has scheduled a case involving a patron injured by a collapsing seat for trial in April of 2016. “The Gaming Enterprise refuses to accept any responsibility for the harms and losses suffered by its patron, so we intend to present our evidence to the Tribal Court to seek proper financial compensation for her injuries.” Tim O’Keefe, Connecticut Casino Injury Lawyer
Connecticut Casino Trial Lawyer Tim O’Keefe has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a woman who suffered a significant back injury when a seat in the Fox Theater collapsed to the floor. The lawsuit was filed in the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court and seeks damages for the woman’s medical expenses, lost time from work as well as pain and suffering damages. “Tribal law allows for the recovery of damages in injuries cases when you can prove that the damages were caused by the neglect of the Gaming Enterprise. We intend to present our evidence to the tribal court to obtain these damages for this patron who was injured at the Fox Theater”. Tim O’Keefe
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