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Paragon Casino employees not liable for actions of intoxicated driver

Three casino employees cannot be sued for allegedly allowing an intoxicated customer to leave the premises in his car, only to later crash and cause the death of another motorist, a Louisiana appeals court has ruled. The case centers on the actions of the employees of the Paragon Casino in the Tunica-Biloxi Native American nation in Marksville, and went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court before bouncing back to the state court in the Parish of Avoyelles.

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4/15/2018

article Paragon Casino employees not liable for actions of intoxicated driver
(Louisiana) -- Three casino employees cannot be sued for allegedly allowing an intoxicated customer to leave the premises in his car, only to later crash and cause the...

4/14/2018

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4/5/2018

article 3rd Circuit removes casino employees from lawsuit
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4/3/2018

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3/28/2018

article Tunica-Biloxi Tribe casino workers prevail in wrongful death case
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2/24/2018

article "The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe: Its Culture and People" by John D. Barbry, Donna M. Pierite and Elisabeth Pierite-Mora
(Louisiana) -- The Tunica-Biloxi of Louisiana, along with its Language and Culture Revitalization Program, has released a second edition of their book, “The Tunica...

2/2/2018

article Tunica-Biloxi tribe to host 3rd annual Stickball Clinic and Exhibition
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1/18/2018

article Tunica Biloxi tribal chairman pleads guilty to illegally taking more than $83,000 from tribe
(Louisiana) -- United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Chairman Joey Barbry pleaded guilty Wednesday to illegally taking more...
article Tunica-Biloxi chairman pleads guilty to theft charge
(Louisiana) -- The chairman of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe pleaded guilty on Wednesday to stealing more than $83,000 from it. A release from U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van...

1/12/2018

article Paragon Casino to host local authors' book signing event Saturday
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12/2/2017

article Tunica-Biloxis dump Weinstein in Wind River Oscar campaign
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11/29/2017

article Event promoters claim tribal police chief demanded money to keep event open
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10/25/2017

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10/13/2017

article Tunica-Biloxi Tribe observes 36th anniversary of federal recognition
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9/29/2017

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6/2/2017

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5/27/2017

article Barbry pleads not guilty to federal embezzlement charge
(Louisiana) -- Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Chairman Joey Barbry pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he embezzled more than $1,000 from a tribe-owned organization. His...

5/23/2017

article Joey Barbry pleads not guilty to theft charges of over $1000 from tribal organization
(Louisiana) -- Joey Barbry has pleaded not guilty in federal court to the charge of theft of more than $1,000 from a tribal organization. Barbry is accused of stealing...

5/17/2017

article Joey Barbry indicted for embezzlement; to appear in federal court May 23
(Louisiana) -- Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Chairman Joey Barbry was indicted by a federal grand jury in Alexandria on May 11 on charges of embezzlement from a tribal...

5/15/2017

article May 23 appearance set for indicted former Tunica chairman
(Louisiana) -- Former Tunica-Biloxi Tribe Chairman Joey P. Barbry will make his initial appearance in federal court on May 23 after being indicted last week on a theft...
article Tunica-Biloxi chairman indicted by federal grand jury on embezzlement charges
(Louisiana) -- Avoyelles Today reports that Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Chairman Joey Barbry was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 11 on charges of embezzlement from a...

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