Case Summary Citation

Navajo Nation v. United States Department of the Interior, No. CV-03-00507-PCT GMS, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 143801, 2019 WL 3997370 (D. Ariz. Aug. 23, 2019).


The Navajo Nation sued the United States government alleging the government breached its trust obligation over the allocation of water rights in the Colorado River Basin. On remand, the district court denied the Navajo Nation leave to file its third amended complaint for futility, holding that the general trust relationship was insufficient to support the Nation’s breach of trust claim.



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.