North Dakota SCT Issues Ruling on Tribal Jurisdiction

Here is the opinion in Fredericks v. Fredericks. An excerpt:

Lyndon Fredericks appeals, and Bole Resources, LLC, and others (“Bole defendants”) cross-appeal from a judgment declaring the district court had subject-matter jurisdiction over the action, reforming a quit claim mineral deed, quieting title in the mineral interests in Paul Fredericks, and ordering Lyndon Fredericks to pay the Bole defendants damages plus interest and their attorney fees. Because we conclude the district court correctly ruled it had subject-matter jurisdiction, its findings of fact are not clearly erroneous, and it did not abuse its discretion, we affirm.

Briefs here:

Appellant Brief

Appellee Brief

Appellee Brief

Reply Brief