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Nisqually Indian Tribe v. Gregoire, 09-35725

In an action claiming that the State of Washington breached a contract with plaintiff Indian tribe by entering into an agreement with another tribe, governing taxation of cigarettes at Frank's Landing in Washington, summary judgment for defendants is affirmed where: 1) plaintiff had no private right of action to enforce the statutes governing the parcel of land at issue; and 2) plaintiff's agreement with Washington did not grant it the exclusive right to sell cigarettes at Frank's Landing.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/04/2010
  • Published 10/04/2010


  • N. Randy Smith


  • United States Ninth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Malcom S. Harris, Keith M. Harper