Q: What does a limited waiver of sovereign immunity mean to the Tribe?
Apr 29, 2016Public Meeting December 16, 2015
For purposes of entering into contracts with other sophisticated parties, it allows disputes to be settled in federal court rather than just Hualapai Tribal Court. Understandably, counter-parties with millions of dollars at stake via contracts with the tribe and the HTUA prefer an impartial judge in the event a dispute rises to the level of litigation. Some counter-parties will simply refuse to bargain and not enter into contracts where their only legal recourse is tribal court. The first step in the justice system is to have the case heard by Hualapai Tribal Court. Remedies in tribal court should be exhausted prior to moving to federal court.