Oklahoma Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations Federal Complaint re: State Court Jurisdiction over Casino Cases

Here is the complaint in Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma v. State of Oklahoma (W.D. Okla.): Choctaw Nation & Chicasaw Nation v Oklahoma Complaint.

At issue are the Oklahoma Supreme Court decisions holding that state courts are “courts of competent jurisdiction” in tort claims against tribal casinos under the Oklahoma model gaming compact (opinions here and here.).

Here is an August 2009 arbitration award affirming that state courts do not have such jurisdiction — Choctaw Chickasaw Oklahoma Arbitration Decision. And the joint referral to arbitration — Joint Referral to Binding Arbitration.

News analysis here, via Pechanga.

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