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Minority Co-Owners Claim Full Right To Native Wash. Land

Law360, New York (November 23, 2015, 10:16 PM EST) -- The minority landowners of an off-reservation property in Washington fighting an eviction notice from the Bureau of Indian Affairs lashed out at the agency’s attempts to dismiss their suit, telling a district court that they have full rights to the land despite contrary votes by the majority landowners.

Robert R. Comenout Sr., Edward Amos Comenout III and the estate of Edward Amos Comenout Jr., sued the BIA in August accusing the federal agency of conspiring with other parties who have an interest in the Puyallup property,...
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Case Information

Case Title

Comenout Sr. et al v. Ricky Joseph et al

Case Number



Washington Western

Nature of Suit

Constitutional - State Statute


Richard A Jones

Date Filed

August 31, 2015

Government Agencies

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