• The Navajo Supreme Court Highlights Importance of Jurisdiction to Tribal Courts
  • September 5, 2013
  • Law Firm: Modrall Sperling Roehl Harris Sisk P.A. - Albuquerque Office
  • 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). The Court’s focus highlights the importance of jurisdiction to tribal courts, the difference between the federal and Navajo tests for jurisdiction, and implicates whether forum selection clauses will be enforced.