Civil Procedure Keyed to Cross
Dawavendewa v. Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District
Defendant, the Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District, made an agreement to lease the land from the Navajo Nation. The lease stated that Defendant was obligated to make hiring preference to local Navajos. Plaintiff, Harold Dawavendewa, a Hopi, applied to attain a job with Defendant, but Defendant denied him an interview. Plaintiff initiated this action against Defendant for violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Defendant motioned to dismiss the case for failure to join the Nation, which Defendant claims is an indispensable party. The district court agreed with Defendant and dismissed the case. Plaintiff appeals.
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