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Yerington Paiute Tribe Says Sovereignty Protects it From BP’s Suit

The Yerington Paiute Tribe urged a Nevada federal judge Thursday to toss a suit that seeks to bar the tribe from bringing claims against BP America, Inc. and Atlantic Richfield Co. in tribal court over environmental damage at an abandoned copper mine. “Both the tribe and the chairman have sovereign immunity from suit in federal

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