By Matt Volz 

Plain Green officers claim tribal immunity from lawsuits


Last updated 7/16/2015 at 5:46am

HELENA (AP) — Three leaders of an online lending company owned by Montana's Chippewa Cree Tribe are claiming tribal immunity in asking a Vermont judge to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges they are predatory lenders who are breaking federal and state laws.

Plain Green CEO Joel Rosette and board members Ted Whitford and Tim McInerney said in their request filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Vermont that the judge should order the case to arbitration if he decides not to dismiss it outright.

Plain Green is one of a growing number of tribe-owned companies across the nation that makes shor...

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