Ariz. Panel: State Court Lacks Jurisdiction To Hear Tort Case Against Tribe Member

(October 12, 2023, 10:52 AM EDT) -- PHOENIX — State courts lack jurisdiction to hear tort cases brought against tribe members for actions that occurred on reservation land even if the actions took place on a state-maintained highway, an Arizona appellate panel found in affirming a trial court’s decision to dismiss two consolidated wrongful death cases arising from a traffic accident for lack of subject matter jurisdiction....

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