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Lisa M. Enfield Reported Cases
Litigated cases handled by Lisa M. Enfield include those involving treaty rights, land and mineral rights, trust law, environmental law, and tribal regulatory authority. These include:

EEOC V. Peabody Western Coal Co., 2006 WL 2816603 (D. Ariz. Sept. 30, 2006 (rejecting on the basis of Navajo Nation sovereign immunity EEOC's challenge to Navajo Preference in Employment Act), rev'd and remanded, 610 F.3d 1070 (9th Cir. 2010), cert. denied, 132 S.Ct. 91 (2011), on remand, 2012 WL 5034276 (D. Ariz. Oct. 18, 2012) (upholding Navajo employment lease preference provisions against challenge by the EEOC), aff'd, 773 F.3d 977 (9th Cir. 2014).

Navajo Nation v. United States, 46 Fed. Cl. 217 (2000) (finding that United States had breached its trust duties in Peabody coal leasing but holding that court had no jurisdiction to award damages under Indian Tucker Act),rev'd, 263 F.3d 1325 (Fed. Cir. 2001) (reversing on jurisdiction and remanding for determination of damages), rev'd, 537 U.S. 488 (2003) (reversing on jurisdiction and remanding for further proceedings), on remand, 347 F.3d 1327 (Fed. Cir. 2003) (remanding for additional proceedings), on remand, 68 Fed. Cl. 805 (2005) (adhering to original jurisdictional holding); rev'd, 501 F.3d 1327 (Fed. Cir. 2007) (holding that the United States breached compensable trust duties in colluding with coal company to minimize Navajo coal royalties), rev'd, 556 U.S. 287 (2009).

Texaco, Inc. v. Hale, 81 F.3d 934 (10th Cir. 1996) (affirming dismissal of Texaco's case pending exhaustion of tribal remedies; case settled by Navajo Nation Department of Justice for taxes to be paid for activities on Navajo trust land).

Pittsburg & Midway Coal Co. v. Watchman, 52 F.3d 1531 (10th Cir. 1995) (holding that P&M was required to exhaust Navajo administrative and court remedies in challenge to Navajo taxes).

La Compania Ocho, Inc. v. United States Forest Service, 860 F.Supp. 766 (D.N.M. 1994).

Baker v. BarnardConstr. Co., 863 F. Supp. 1498 (D.N.M. 1993). State ex rel. Klineline v. Blackhurst, 106 N.M. 732 (S. Ct. 1988) (briefed and argued as a law student).
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