Swinomish Indian Tribal Community v. BNSF Railway Co.

ELR Citation: 45 ELR 20168
No(s). C15-543RSL (W.D. Wash. Sep 11, 2015) (Lasnik, J.)

A district court held that a Native American tribe that occupies land on Fidalgo Island in Skagit County, Washington, may go forward with trespass and breach of contract claims against a railroad company for violating the terms of a right-of-way easement agreement. The easement grants the company th...