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9th Circ. Won't Revive Tribe's Suit Over Poor Hospital Care

Law360, Chicago (April 1, 2015, 7:32 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday refused to resurrect the Quechan Tribe’s lawsuit accusing the Indian Health Service of running an unsanitary and unsafe reservation hospital in Arizona, saying the appropriate level of funding and standard of care at the hospital aren’t questions for the courts.

In an unpublished decision, the three-judge panel rejected the tribe’s argument that the federal-tribal trust relationship — along with the Snyder Act and the Indian Healthcare Improvement Act — demand that the federal government meet a specific standard of basic medical...
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Case Information

Case Title

Quechan Tribe of The Fort Yuma v. USA, et al

Case Number



Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

2890 Other Statutory Actions

Date Filed

May 27, 2011

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