Tribal Exhaustion Doctrine & KBIC Tribal Court

Judge Quist in the Western District of Michigan recently remanded a tort claim back to tribal court in accordance with the tribal court exhaustion doctrine, as articulated in National Farmers Union and Iowa Mutual.

The case is called Michigan Property & Casualty Guaranty Association v. Foucault-Funke American Legion Post 444.

The motion to dismiss is here: Memorandum in Support of Motion

The response brief is here: Response Brief

Judge Quist’s opinion remanding the case to tribal court is here: Opinion