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SMITH v. HOPLAND BAND OF POMO INDIANS, A093277

Indian tribe that enters into contract with arbitration and choice of law provisions waives its sovereign immunity, even if it did not adopt a tribal ordinance or resolution adopting the contract under tribal law.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 01/09/2002
  • Published 01/09/2002

Judges

  • STEIN, Acting P.J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  •  Law Offices of Eugene L. Bass, Eugene L. Bass, Redwood City, for Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Rapport & Marston, Lester J. Marston, Ukiah, for Respondents.
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