Water Districts Denied Equitable Defenses In Tribal Groundwater Case

Mealey's (March 2, 2016, 2:14 PM EST) -- RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A Native American tribe on Feb. 23 obtained partial summary judgment against the equitable defenses of two water districts that the tribe says are overdrafting reserved groundwater under their California reservation (Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Coachella Valley Water District, et al., No. 13-883, C.D. Calif.).

(Agua Caliente partial summary judgment available. Document #95-160310-019Z.)

Judge Jesus G. Berman of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California granted partial summary judgment on the equitable defenses of laches, balance of...
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