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Comstock Oil & Gas Inc. v. Alabama & Coushatta Indian Tribes of Tex.

Citation: 32 ELR 20029
No. No. 00-40088, 261 F.3d 567/(5th Cir., 08/27/2001)

The court holds that a Native American tribal court was not created in accordance with federally mandated procedures, that the illegitimately formed tribal court could not exercise jurisdiction over a tribal oil and gas lease dispute, that oil companies, therefore, were not required to exhaust their tribal remedies, and that the tribal council m...

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