Suit By Crow Water Allottees Stayed Pending Dismissal Motion By Indian Affairs
Mealey's (June 17, 2015, 12:48 PM EDT) -- BILLINGS, Mont. — A lawsuit filed by water rights allottees of the Crow native American tribe for government-provided legal representation was stayed Feb. 6 to allow the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to move for judgment on the pleadings (Crow Allottees Association, et al. v. United States Bureau of Indian Affairs, No. 14-62, D. Mont., Billings Div.).
In May, the Crow Allottees Association and 35 individual members sued the BIA and the judges of the Montana Water Court in the U.S. District Court for the...