Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation v. City of Yakima et al

  1. December 14, 2022

    Yakama Nation's $300K Superfund Settlement Wins Approval

    A federal judge has approved a nearly $300,000 settlement between the Yakama Nation and Yakima, Washington, over tribal work done to remove hazardous waste from a former city landfill, saying the city must pay all future costs incurred by the cleanup.

  2. November 30, 2022

    Wash. City Offers To Pay $300K To End Tribe's Cleanup Suit

    The city of Yakima, Washington, on Wednesday offered to pay nearly $300,000 to reimburse the Yakama Nation for its work cleaning up a former city landfill in an effort to end a lawsuit over the project.

  3. August 01, 2022

    Yakama Tribe, City Get No Swift End To Toxic Landfill Row

    A federal judge on Monday denied quick wins to both sides in the Yakama Nation's suit against Yakima, Washington, seeking costs connected to the cleanup of a former municipal landfill.

  4. July 07, 2022

    Tribe Has Standing In Toxic Landfill Case Against Wash. City

    The Yakama Nation has standing to pursue its case against a Washington city seeking costs connected to the cleanup of a former municipal landfill, according to an order by a federal judge who also ruled that the city's expert environmental witness is qualified to testify.

  5. June 08, 2022

    Yakama Tribe And Wash. City Square Off In Superfund Suit

    The Yakama Nation has told a Washington federal judge that the city of Yakima can't avoid liability for the tribe's costs connected with the cleanup of a former municipal landfill, while the city said the tribe can't show the costs meet the requirements of federal Superfund law.

  6. May 04, 2022

    Yakama Nation Seeks Early Win In Wash. Superfund Suit

    The Yakama Nation has asked a Washington federal judge to quickly award it more than $133,000 that it claims to have spent cleaning up a former municipal landfill, even as city officials say the tribe hasn't shown how they are responsible for those costs.

  7. May 02, 2022

    Yakama Still Can't Back Up CERCLA Claims, Wash. City Says

    A Washington city has urged a federal judge to dismiss the Yakama Nation's suit seeking to recoup costs under federal Superfund law for cleaning up a former municipal-run landfill, saying the tribe still hasn't shown the city's actions led the tribe to incur those costs.

  8. March 08, 2022

    Yakama Must Try Again To Prove Standing In Superfund Suit

    A Washington federal judge has denied the Yakama Nation's bid to sue the city of Yakima as the tribe seeks to recoup costs under federal Superfund law for cleanup of a former municipal-run landfill, ruling that it proved only two of the three elements required to bring suit.

  9. January 07, 2022

    Yakama Nation Says Wash. City Can't Dodge CERCLA Suit

    The Yakama Nation has pressed a federal judge to find that the tribe can bring claims for reimbursement for hazardous waste costs against a Washington city, saying that federal law specifically gives tribes a right to recoup those costs and that allowing the suit wouldn't impede cleanup efforts.

  10. December 08, 2021

    Yakama Nation Says It Can Sue Wash. City Over Landfill Waste

    The Yakama Nation told a Washington federal judge it has standing to sue a Washington city under federal Superfund law for the costs of cleaning up hazardous waste leaking from a former municipal-run landfill.