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Developer goes back to federal court in Hualapai Tribe feud

Filed Under: Business | National
More on: arizona, grand canyon, hualapai, immunity, tourism, tribal courts

A non-Indian developer is going back to federal court to seek $28 million arbitration award against the Hualapai Tribe of Arizona.

David Jin, the developer behind the Grand Canyon Skywalk, claims the American Arbitration Association awarded him the judgment. He cites a clause in his contract with the tribe that allows arbitration.

But a separate section requires a federal court to order arbitration, The Kingman Daily Miner reported. That doesn't appear to be have happened in this case and the tribe is disputing the $28 million award.

The dispute arose when the tribe seized the Skywalk from Jim, claiming he didn't live up to his end of the deal.

Get the Story:
Hualapai tribe could lose everything in Skywalk dispute (The Kingman Daily Miner 9/16)

Related Stories:
Hualapai Tribe disputes $28M award in Grand Canyon Skywalk (08/27)
Opinion: A lot at stake with Hualapai tribal court dispute (4/12)
Non-Indian developer appeals ruling in Hualapai Tribe case (3/29)
Developer continues to oppose Hualapai Tribe's jurisdiction (3/23)
Judge backs Hualapai court jurisdiction in Skywalk dispute (3/20)
Chairwoman of Hualapai Tribe seeks to resolve Skywalk fight (03/08)

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