2018 Tribal Courts Cases

Last updated: March 15, 2018

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March 20, 2018

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians v. Lambert
2018 WL 1245999
Cherokee Court of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
February 8, 2018

Legal Topics: Impeachment

Apachito v. Navajo Election Administration
349 Ed. Law Rep. 327
No. SC-CV-32-17
Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation.
July 14, 2017

*Synopsis: School board member filed complaint alleging that he was wrongfully disqualified as member of board. The Office of Hearings and Appeals, No. OHA-NEA-014-17, Richie Nez, Hearing Officer, dismissed complaint. Board member appealed.

*Holdings: The Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation held that board member's complaint to Office of Hearing Appeals (OHA) was sufficient to challenge disqualification from school board.

Northern Edge Casino v. Window Rock District Court
14 Am. Tribal Law 157
No. SC-CV-67-16
Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation.
July 31, 2017

*Synopsis: After casino's motion to dismiss personal injury action was denied in the Window Rock District Court, Carol Perry, J., casino filed petition for writ of mandamus against district court, asserting that district court was required to dismiss complaint for lack of jurisdiction.

*Holdings: The Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation held that issuance of writ of prohibition dismissing personal injury suit was warranted.
Writ issued.

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