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Tribe subsidiaries invoke sovereign immunity to avoid consumer protection suit (access required)

Two entities formed by the Lac Vieux Desert Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa Indians cannot be sued for allegedly issuing payday loans with unlawfully high interest rates because, as arms of the tribe, they enjoy sovereign immunity. Background The Lac Vieux Desert Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa Indians formed two business entities under tribal law. ...