California Supreme Court Watch

May 21, 2014
#14-51 People v. Miami National Enterprises, S216878

#14-51 People v. Miami National Enterprises, S216878.  (B242644; 223 Cal.App.4th 21; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC373536.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issue: Is a payday loan company owned by a federally recognized Indian tribe entitled to tribal sovereign immunity, and thus exempt from state regulation, if the day-to-day management of the business is handled by a third party management company that is not affiliated with the tribe and pays the tribe a small percentage of the gross revenues?

Review granted 05/21/2014 – Oral Argument 09/26/2016 

See the Petition for Review.