Ak-Chin Tribe's Suit Over Ariz. Water Supply Will Flow On
Law360 (September 15, 2020, 7:44 PM EDT) -- An Arizona federal judge has refused to toss the Ak-Chin Indian Community's suit claiming two irrigation districts aren't providing the quality of water the tribe is guaranteed for farming on its reservation, while ruling the federal government must be joined as a defendant.
The federally recognized Ak-Chin tribe, whose reservation is located south of Phoenix, claims that the Maricopa-Stanfield Irrigation & Drainage District and Central Arizona Irrigation & Drainage District violated federal law and their contracts with the federal government by pumping groundwater into its water.
U.S. District Judge John J. Tuchi on Monday rejected the districts' "relatively superficial abstention argument"...
Stay ahead of the curve
In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.
Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!