Tag Archives: Navajo Nation

Federal Court Holds US Govt. is “Owner” of Indian Trust Land under CERCLA for Liability Purposes

Here are the materials in El Paso Natural Gas Co. LLC v. United States (D. Ariz.): 130 El Paso Supplemental Brief 133 US Supplemental Brief 135 DCT Order Prior post on this case here.

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Federal Dismisses Contract Action under Rule 19 for Failure to Join Tuba City Regional Healthcare Corp.

Here are the materials in LDFS LLC v. IEC Group Incorporated (D. Ariz.): 11 Motion to Dismiss 12 Response 15 Reply 17 DCT Order

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Paul Spruhan on Litigation at Navajo

Paul Spruhan has posted “Guardians of Tribal Tradition: Litigation in the Navajo Nation” in Litigation, The Journal of ABA Section of Litigation.

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Tribal Comments on Bears Ears Monument

Here: 2017 07 10 Updated FR Monument Review – FINAL

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State Utility Petitions 10th Circuit for Rehearing En Banc

Download(PDF): Petition for Rehearing En Banc Link: Previous post in the matter of Public Service Company of N.M. v. Barboan et al

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Navajo Nation Office of the President Seeking Legal Intern

Office of Legal Counsel Office of the President and Vice President is seeking a summer legal intern.  Law students are preferred.  Those interested in applying should contact Karis Begaye, Legal Counsel in the Office of the President and Vice-President, at … Continue reading

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New Scholarship on Navajo Nation Car Buyers and the Subprime Lending Problem

Megan Horning has published “Border Town Bullies: The Bad Auto Deal and Subprime Lending Problem Among Navajo Nation Car Buyers” in the National Lawyers Guild Review: Horning Article

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Federal Court Orders More Briefing on Ownership Liability in CERCLA Suit Involving Navajo Reservation Uranium Mining

Here are the materials in El Paso Natural Gas Co. LLC v. United States (D. Ariz.): 114 Plaintiff Motion for Summary J 119 US Response 123 Reply 128 DCT Order An excerpt: Plaintiff El Paso Natural Gas Company brought suit … Continue reading

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Tenth Circuit Holds State Utility May Not Condemn Tribal Land

Here is the opinion in Public Service Company of New Mexico v. Barboan: Opinion Public Servic Company of New Mexico v. Barboan Briefs here. Link to previous posts: Public Service Co. of New Mexico v. Approximately 15.49 Acres of Land … Continue reading

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NYTs Profile of Energy Tribes and Trump Administration

Here is “Tribes That Live Off Coal Hold Tight to Trump’s Promises,”

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