N.M. Appellate Court Affirms Immunity of Tribal Official Acting Off-Reservation

Here is the unpublished opinion in Reed v. Gutierrez.

An excerpt:

In this case, we determine whether the doctrine of tribal sovereign immunity shields Defendant Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico (the Pueblo) and its employee, Defendant Robert Gutierrez, from liability for an off-reservation tort. We hold pursuant to Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma v. Manufacturing Technologies, Inc., 523 U.S.7 751 (1998), that they are immune from the claims of Plaintiffs Peggy and Timothy Reed and affirm the district court.

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