9th Circ. Gives Navajo Partial Win In Waters Rights Suit

Law360, New York (December 5, 2017, 1:38 PM EST) -- A Ninth Circuit panel on Monday gave the Navajo Nation a partial win in its water rights suit against the U.S. Department of the Interior, ruling that a district court’s dismissal of its breach of trust claim was not warranted, and sent the claim back to the lower court to consider it on its merits.

The panel affirmed in part and reversed in part the district court’s tossing of the nation’s suit challenging the DOI’s 2001 and 2008 guidelines clarifying how it would make determinations for...
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