The Docket: Washington Supreme Court Rejects Tribal Sovereign Immunity

June 29, 2017

Jeffrey Lang, vice president and national underwriting counsel for Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, provided today’s review of a 5-4 ruling by the Washington Supreme Court involving a land dispute and a tribe’s sovereign immunity. Read on to learn how this decision—which is at odds with various other state and federal cases—impacts the industry.

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