Federal Court Sends LDS Back to Navajo Nation Court (Again)[tribal court exhaustion]

Decision here.

As discussed above, the court holds that Plaintiffs have not exhausted their tribal remedies. “When a court finds, as here, that tribal exhaustion is required, the court can stay or dismiss the action . . . .” Jaramillo v. Harrah’s Entm’t, Inc., No. 09CV2559 JM (POR), 2010 WL 653733, at *2 (S.D. Cal. Feb. 16, 2010). The undersigned has become familiar with much of the tribal proceedings that have already occurred. In the interest of judicial economy, the court stays rather than dismisses the case. Because the court stays the case, the court DENIES Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss, (ECF No. 17). The court also DENIES Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Injunction, (ECF No. 7).

Previous coverage here.