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Supreme Court seems to favor limits on tribal court lawsuits


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears ready to impose limits on lawsuits in a Native American court against people who are not members of the Indian tribe.

The justices heard arguments Monday in a closely watched appeal by Dollar General Corp. over a civil lawsuit in the court of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

The Tennessee-based company was sued in tribal court in 2005 over allegations that a store manager made sexual advances toward a 13-year-old boy placed in his store by a tribal youth employment program. Dollar General asked federal courts to block the lawsuit. The boy's family is seeking $2.5 million.


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