Justices Eye Scope Of Tribal Immunity In Real Estate Case

By Andrew Westney (March 20, 2018, 8:18 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday in the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe's challenge to a ruling that the tribe must face a Washington state couple's land ownership suit, a case that could strip tribes of their ability to assert a sovereign immunity defense in cases over property ranging from real estate to patents.

Here, Law360 breaks down the case.

What's at Stake

In the petition, granted in December, the Upper Skagit tribe is challenging a Washington Supreme Court decision that the tribe could not invoke its sovereign immunity to dismiss a quiet title suit brought against it by Sharline...

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