Case Summary Citation
Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation v. U.S. Dep’t of Interior,
No. 1:18-cv-00547, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 175001 (D.D.C. Sept. 15, 2021)
The Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation brought 16 claims against federal agencies and the State of Utah for alleged mismanagement of water resources held in trust and for alleged discrimination in water allocation. The United States District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed several of the claims as time-barred and others as lacking a proper statutory basis to create an enforceable trust duty. The remaining claims were transferred to the United States District Court of the District of Utah because the events occurred in Utah and most of the parties reside there.
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