FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — An arbitrator has awarded a Las Vegas developer about $28 million in a contract dispute over the Grand Canyon Skywalk, but the tribe that owns the popular tourist attraction in western Arizona contends that the judgment isn't enforceable.
David Jin invested $30 million to build the glass bridge on the Hualapai reservation that gives visitors a view of the Colorado River below. He and the Hualapai Tribe have been locked in a contract dispute for more than a year that has led the tribe to sever Jin's interest in the Skywalk and Jin to pursue legal remedies for alleged constitutional rights violations.
Jin claimed a victory this month when the American Arbitration Association determined that he's owed about $28.5 million, mostly in management fees that he was to receive under contract with the tribe. A federal court ultimately will decide whether Jin is entitled to the money.
Dave Cieslak, a spokesman for the tribe, would not disclose how much revenue the Skywalk generates each year.
- Doug Robinson: Utah man's new running shoe...
- Men's Wearhouse fires founder and current...
- As times get better can you keep a leash on...
- In faith communities, fraudsters prey on trust
- Sen. Hatch: Gov't report shows that health...
- Debating the validity of an unpaid internship
- Millennials relying on prepaid cards and...
- Utah Technology Council touts STEM education...
- Doug Robinson: Utah man's new running... 20
- Want a better return on your college... 17
- In faith communities, fraudsters prey... 10
- Efforts to stop excavation at Point of... 8
- Sen. Hatch: Gov't report shows that... 7
- Men's Wearhouse fires founder and... 3
- Got weeds? Hire a goat 2
- Private school in Texas gives students... 2