Federal Circuit Dismisses Navajo Takings Claim as Time-Barred

Here is the opinion in Navajo Nation v. United States.

An excerpt:

The Navajo Nation appeals a judgment of the United States Court of Federal Claims denying its claim seeking damages for an alleged Fifth Amendment taking of its right to develop land granted to it by the United States in 1934. See Navajo Nation v. United States, No. 88-CV-508 (Fed. Cl. July 13, 2009). Because we conclude that the claim is barred by the six-year statute of limitations set out in 28 U.S.C. § 2501, we vacate the judgment of the Court of Federal Claims and remand with instructions to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction.

And the materials:

Navajo Appellant Brief

US Appellee Brief in Navajo v US

Navajo Reply

Our earlier post on this was here.