Tribe, United States Say Water Districts Cite Inapplicable Case Law

Mealey's (November 4, 2015, 1:17 PM EST) -- RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A California-based Native American tribe and the United States on Nov. 2 disputed arguments by two water districts that case law regarding reserved water rights has changed (Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Coachella Valley Water District, et al., No. 13-883, C.D. Calif., Eastern Div.).

(Tribe’s reply on equitable defenses available. Document #95-151105-016B.)

In a brief filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and the United States government say two...
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