Case Conclusion Date: 04.07.2010
Practice Area: Appeals
Outcome: Win: the 9th Cir. agreed with the Tribe and remanded to the district court.
Description: Don Springmeyer represented the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe in a novel question of federal jurisdiction law regarding whether the federal district court administering an ongoing interstate river decree had jurisdiction to hear the Tribe's claims that a state groundwater permit injured the Tribe's federally decreed surface water rights in the Truckee River. The district court ruled that it had no jursidiction.