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Hualapai Tribe weighs next step in battle with former partner

The Hualapai Tribe of Arizona is weighing its next move after a federal judge ordered a $28.5 million judgement in favor of a non-Indian developer.

The tribe took over the Grand Canyon Skywalk, a popular tourist attraction, after the relationship with David Jin went sour. But Jin won an arbitration award of $28.5 million and his attorney says the tribe could end up paying $277 million in the long run.

“We’re entitled to take every dime out of there until the judgment is paid,” attorney Mark Tratos told The Arizona Republic.

The tribe asserted eminent domain over the business, a move that Jin is contesting in tribal court.

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Battle Over Skywalk (The Arizona Republic 2/19)

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