No Tribal Court Jurisdiction For Civil Actions, Dollar General Tells High Court

Mealey's (September 15, 2015, 10:20 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tribal courts do not have jurisdiction to hear civil claims involving non-Indians unless jurisdiction is provided through statute, treaty or consent, just as tribal courts cannot hear criminal cases involving people who are not members of the tribe, a national retailer facing negligent supervision claims for a store manager’s alleged sexual assault told the U.S. Supreme Court in its Aug. 31 brief on the merits (Dollar General Corp., et al. v. The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, et al., No. 13-1496, U.S. Sup.;...
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