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No immunity extension for tribal payday lenders


January 18, 2017

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Two federally recognized tribes have been denied immunity protections from California payday lender regulations after a recent state Supreme Court decision.

The court found Dec. 22 that payday loan businesses created by the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and Santee Sioux Nation tribes were not "arms of the tribe," and therefore are not protected under tribal sovereign immunity.


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