San Manuel Band cites immunity in $50M suit
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians says it can't be sued for $50 million by a man who claims the tribe is linked to a murder-for-hire plot.

The tribe says it hasn't waived its sovereign immunity or agreed to do so. The tribe says it should be dismissed from the lawsuit by Leonard Epps.

Epps is suing two tribal members who were convicted for their roles in the murder plot. He alleges they met with Mexican Mafia members in the tribe's casino to discuss the murder.

The tribe voted to banish Stacy Cheyenne Barajas-Nunez and her brother, Erik Barajas, after they were convicted and sentenced.

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Lawyer wants lawsuit tossed (The San Bernardino Sun 3/31)

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