Washington Federal Court Grants Yakama Nation Partial Win in CERCLA Dispute over City of Yakima Landfill

Here are the materials in Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation v. City of Yakima (E.D. Wash.):

Ninth Circuit Briefs in Grondal v. United States [21-35507]


Wapato Heritage Opening Brief

Federal Answer Brief

Colville Answer Brief

Wapato Reply

Related decision [20-35694] from the CA9 here.

Ninth Circuit Decides Grondal v. United States [20-35694]


An excerpt:

The panel affirmed the district court’s grant of the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ motion for summary judgment and ejectment order in an action brought by a group of recreational vehicle owners seeking to retain their rights to remain on a lakeside RV park located on American Indian land held in trust by the Bureau.

Briefs here.

Ninth Circuit Materials in Grondal v. United States


Appellant Brief

Wapato Heritage Brief

Federal Answer Brief

Colville Tribe Answer Brief


Lower court materials here.

Oral argument video:


Trespassers to Colville Lands Owe $1.4M in Back Rent

Here are the materials in Grondal v. United States (E.D. Wash.) after trial:

674 Plaintiffs Trial Brief

676 US Trial Brief

694 DCT Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law

Prior post here.