HLFT Caps Spring Fishing Rights Trial with Win after District Court Grants FRCP 52(c) Motion

Following an eight-day bench trial, on December 30, 2022, Judge Ricardo Martinez granted our client the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe’s motion and entered judgment in the Tribe’s favor.  In a subproceeding of the U.S. v. Washington case, the Court found that the evidence did not support extending the petitioning tribe’s fishing territory into marine waters.  A copy of the court’s order can be found here.  At trial, the Tribe was represented by its General Counsel, David S. Hawkins, and HLFT partner Tyler Farmer.  The trial win is the latest of several successful collaborations with the Tribe, including a 2018 win at the United States Supreme Court.

Harrigan Leyh Farmer & Thomsen LLP

999 Third Avenue, Suite 4400 | Seattle, Washington 98104

Tel: (206) 623-1700 | Fax: (206) 623-8717

999 Third Avenue, Suite 4400
Seattle, Washington 98104

Tel: (206) 623-1700
Fax: (206) 623-8717

Copyright © 2024
Harrigan Leyh Farmer & Thomsen LLP