Tag Archives: Western District of Washington

Nooksack: Three New Disenrollment-Related Lawsuits

Doucette v. Zinke (W.D. Wash): complaint Belmont v. BIA Acting Northwest Regional Director (IBIA): appellants’ notice of appeal and initial statements of reasons Tageant v. Smith (Wash. Sup. Ct.): first amended complaint

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Federal Court Rejects Effort to Block Lummi Crab Fishery as Unripe

Here are the materials in United States v. Washington subproceeding 18-02 (W.D. Wash.), aka Swinomish Indian Tribe v. Lummi Indian Tribe: 3 swinomish & tulalip motion for tro 16 upper skagit motion 19 lummi response 27 dct order

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Chinook Nation Federal Recognition Arguments Were Today; Here are the Briefs . . .

in Chinook Indian Nation v. Zinke (W.D. Wash.): 32 us motion to dismiss 37 chinook response 41 reply Complaint here.

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Update in Rabang v. Kelly

Here are new docs: 4-11-18 Order Denying Defendants’ Rule 62.1 Motion For Indicative Ruling Regarding Dismissal 4-11-18 Rabang v. Kelly (9th Cir.) Kelly Appellants’ Motion For Voluntary Dismissal Of Appeal 4-11-18 Rabang v. Kelly (9th Cir.) Notice of District Court … Continue reading

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Federal Police Killing Suit Filed for Suquamish Man’s Estate

Here is the complaint in Covarrubias v. City of Lakewood (W.D. Wash.): Covarrubias v. City of Lakewood Complaint

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Nooksack Interim Council Ratifies Past Acts

Here are new materials filed in Rabang v. Kelly (W.D. Wash.): 3-15-18 Nooksack Tribal Council Resolution No. 18-15 Ratication of Appointment of Chief Judge Ray Dodge 3-15-18 Nooksack Tribal Council Resolution No. 18-16 Ratication of Appointment of Milt Rowland Foster … Continue reading

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Update in Nooksack RICO Suit

Here are the new materials in Rabang v. Kelly (W.D. Wash.): 03-20-18 Letter From Bob Kelly and Notice of Involuntary Disenrollement 144 3-15-18 Kelly Defendants’ Motion for Indicative Ruling Regarding Dismissal 146 3-15-18 Defendant Chief Judge Ray Dodge’s Notice of … Continue reading

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Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, Suquamish Tribe, and Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe Sue Opioid Pushers

Here is the complaint in Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe v. Purdue Pharma LP (W.D. Wash.): 180305 – WD Wash Tribal Opioid Complaint (Final)

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Federal Court Denies Reconsideration of Restoration of Swinomish Claims in BNSF Dispute

Here are the new materials in Swinomish Indian Tribal Community v BNSF Railway Company (W.D. Wash.): 88 Motion for Reconsideration 91 Swinomish Response 92 Reply 93 DCT Order Prior posts here.

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Federal Dismisses Alleged Whistleblower Complaint against US re: Former Sauk-Suiattle Employee, Allows 30 Days to Refile on Free Speech Claims

Here are the materials in Dahlstrom v. United States (W.D. Wash.): 38 US Motion to Dismiss 48 Response 49 US Reply 62 DCT Order Prior post here.

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