Wyo. Hospital Says EPA Ruling Forces It Into Tribal Court

By Caroline Simson (May 28, 2015, 3:18 PM EDT) -- A Riverton, Wyoming, hospital being sued for malpractice by a member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe urged the Tenth Circuit Wednesday to reverse a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decision on the boundaries of the tribe's shared reservation, saying it has unfairly subjected the hospital to tribal jurisdiction.

Riverton Memorial Hospital LLC told the court that the tribe member who filed the malpractice suit relies on the 2013 decision by the EPA — which concluded that a 1905 federal act did not diminish the reservation's boundaries — to back her claims that the Shoshone and Arapaho Tribal Court has jurisdiction over the...

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