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Judge: Tribal court gets to hear Skywalk dispute

PHOENIX — A federal court has once again ruled that attorneys for a Nevada
developer must exhaust a legal battle over the Grand Canyon Skywalk in tribal
court before going to the federal level.

U.S. District Judge David Campbell issued the ruling earlier this month as the
family of David Jin and the Hualapai Tribe hash out a contract dispute.

Jin’s attorneys had sought to force the tribe into arbitration to put a value
on the contract after the tribe wrote Jin out of managing the Skywalk. They also
wanted a determination on whether the Hualapai Tribe violated the federal or
tribal constitutions in doing so.

Jin died in June after a battle with cancer, but his family is pursuing the

Campbell says the Hualapai Court appears to be moving forward with it.


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