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Supreme Court won't hear Hualapai Tribe Skywalk dispute

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More on: 9th circuit, arizona, grand canyon, hualapai, supreme court, tourism, tribal courts
   

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a petition in Grand Canyon Skywalk Development v. Grand Canyon Resort Corporation, a business dispute involving the Hualapai Tribe of Arizona.

The tribe owns the Grand Canyon Skywalk, a popular tourist attraction that was managed by the late David Jin, a non-Indian developer. Their relationship soured and the tribe took control of the business in early 2012.

Jin sued the tribe in federal court in hopes of stopping the takeover. But the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said he failed to exhaust "all possible tribal court remedies."

Jin's attorneys asked the Supreme Court to review the decision. Without comment, the justices declined in an order on Monday.

Get the Story:
Court won’t hear dispute over Grand Canyon Skywalk (AP 12/16)
U.S. Supreme Court Will Not Hear Skywalk Appeal (KJZZ 12/16)
SCOTUS turns down skywalk case (Tucson News Now 12/16)

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