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Bona Law Wins Dismissal of Defamation Suit in California Tribal Sovereign Immunity Case

March 21, 2023

La Jolla, California (Mar. 21, 2023) – A California Superior Court entered an order granting a Bona Law client’s motion for summary judgment based on tribal immunity.

Bona Law attorneys Luke Hasskamp, Kristen Harris, and Aaron Gott defended the CEO of Toiyabe Indian Health Project against a defamation suit and successfully argued that the plaintiff’s claim implicated tribal governance and administration and therefore the CEO was entitled to tribal immunity. The court dismissed the complaint with prejudice. Bona Law is a leading antitrust boutique focused on antitrust and competition law in the U.S. and abroad, with offices in five cities across the United States.