Native Americans living in the United States are governed by the Indian Law and the state laws, a combination which creates a unique business and legal environment for them. In addition, Native Americans are recognized as a sovereign tribe with the right to make their own laws. They have tribal council, tribal laws and a tribal chairman responsible for the implementation of these laws.
Suing a Native American Tribe
Suing an Indian tribe is often difficult because of the issue of sovereign immunity. A tribe is only subject to suit when the congress decides to go ahead, or when the immunity is waived by the tribe. However, one can sue a Native tribe through a subject matter jurisdiction. This means that the court gets to listen to the case because of the subject the case involves.
Contract laws for example, are governed by state laws. This gives the court the right to hear the cases concerning the signed contracts.
Tort laws and state criminal laws are also enforceable on Native Americans.
Faced with a Native American Legal Issue? Rick Dane Moore Can Help
Handling any Native American Legal issue can be difficult, whether it’s filling litigation, conducting negotiations, criminal law, taxation of tribal businesses, Indian gaming, or employment law. The experienced attorneys at Rick Dane Moore have the specialized skills in this area that will take you through to the outcome you want.
With extensive knowledge and experience handling Native American legal issues, our attorneys can offer you effective legal advice and representation. We facilitate meetings between tribal representatives and are able to resolve disputes via the federal tribunal. We have built a solid reputation in ensuring that Native Americans are well represented.
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