Encana sues top tribal judge to fend off Wyoming worker death suit

Encana sues top tribal judge to fend off Wyoming worker death suit by Jeremy Fugleberg, February 11, 2012, Star-Tribune
Now Encana, facing a wrongful death suit in Shoshone and Arapaho Tribal Court, is suing the court’s chief judge in federal court claiming Jorgenson worked and died outside tribal boundaries and therefore outside the jurisdiction of the tribes. … Now the judge has set a date for a jury trial in the case, brought by Jorgenson’s estate, and Encana is crying foul…. Eastern Shoshone Business Councilman Orville St. Clair said he was shocked to see the lawsuit. He said the plaintiffs are “bad actors” who agreed by contract to submit themselves to tribal jurisdiction and are now trying to break those promises to the tribes. [Emphasis added]

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