The Biggest Native American Law Rulings Of 2017

By Andrew Westney (December 7, 2017, 10:57 AM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that a Mohegan Tribe limousine driver didn't share the tribe's sovereign immunity to a tort suit caught the attention of Native American law practitioners in 2017, but major decisions also came in on offensive trademarks, water rights in the West, and Oklahoma tribal jurisdiction.

Here, Law360 reviews some of the highest-profile decisions in Native American law in 2017.

Lewis v. Clarke

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in April that a limousine driver working for the Mohegan Tribe wasn't protected by the tribe's sovereign immunity from claims over an off-reservation car accident, potentially inviting more suits against...

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