Non-Indian couple still in jurisdictional dispute with Rincon Band
Posted: Monday, January 10, 2011
A non-Indian couple continues to challenge the jurisdiction of the Rincon Band of Mission
Steve and Suzanne Rogers-Dial live on property owned by Marvin Donius. They say the tribe is trying to force Donius off his land.
"It's a principle," Steve Rogers-Dial told The North County. "They are trying to run a man off his property."
Dorius lost a series of rulings in tribal, state and federal court and the couple is now trying to litigate the issue again. A state court judge said he lacks jurisdiction on the reservation but the couple won't leave.
Steve Rogers-Dial operates a trucking business at the property that the tribe says poses an environmental, health and safety hazard.
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Couple staying put in property dispute with tribe
(The North County Times 1/10)
Non-Indian landowner won't submit to Rincon Band jurisdiction
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