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Ninth Circuit Affirms Tribal Court Jurisdiction Over Claims Against Nonmember Former Employee

April 16, 2019

 

• In a decision favorable to tribal sovereignty, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed that the tribal court of the Cedarville Rancheria of Northern Paiute Indians (the Tribe) had jurisdiction over claims brought by the Tribe against a nonmember former employee of the Tribe.


• The Ninth Circuit held that the tribal court had jurisdiction over the nonmember former employee pursuant to the Tribe's sovereign powers of exclusion, as well as under the framework for tribal civil regulatory jurisdiction over nonmembers as set forth in the 1981 case of Montana v. United States.

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