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Attorney Chris Killion Joins Modrall Sperling

Modrall Sperling is pleased to announce that Chris Killion has joined the firm as a Shareholder. Chris’ practice is focused on issuing drilling, division order, and acquisition title…

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Appearing in Tribal Court

By Brian Nichols, as published in Litigation: The Journal of the Section of Litigation, published by the American Bar Association, Winter 2017.

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The ADEA Does Not Abrogate Tribal Sovereign Immunity: Eleventh Circuit Confirms Recent Trend

Introduction: It is well established that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act does not apply to Tribal Nations. The Act specifically states that the term employer does not include “an Indian tribe . . . .”[1. Title VII of the Civil Rights…

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The Navajo Supreme Court Highlights Importance of Jurisdiction to Tribal Courts

The Navajo Supreme Court issued a recent opinion addressing jurisdiction and forum selection clauses in the context of real property on the Navajo Nation. Neptune Leasing, Inc. v. Mountain States Petroleum Corp, et al., No. SC-CV-24-10 (2013).[1. Modrall Sperling was counsel for one…

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New Mexico Court of Appeals Affirms Ruling that a Parcel Within the Former Fort Wingate Military Reservation is “Indian Country”

In State of New Mexico v. Steven B., No. 31,322 (N.M. Ct. App., April 1, 2013), the New Mexico Court of Appeals held that the State lacked criminal jurisdiction over a crime committed on Parcel Three of the former Fort Wingate Military…

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