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WARBURTON/BUTTNER v. THE SUPERIOR COURT OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY (THE TUNICA-BILOXI TRIBE OF LOUISIANA), D040158

Plaintiff is entitled to discovery to pursue alter ego allegations and theories of contractual liability and fraud against a limited liability company of which an Indian tribe is a member, where contract evidence could arguably constitute a clear waiver of the tribe's sovereign immunity.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 11/26/2002
  • Published 11/26/2002

Judges

  • HUFFMAN, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  •  Carlsmith Ball LLP and Albert H. Ebright, Los Angeles, for Petitioner.,  Fox, Johns, Lazar, Pekin & Wexler, George C. Lazar, San Diego, Michael H. Wexler;  and Donald Juneau for Real Party in Interest.

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