On June 8, 2017, US District Judge Robert Lasnik, issued an Order Granting the Motion for Reconsideration in the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community vs. BNSF Railway lawsuit.

In the ruling issued late Thursday, the court found that the Tribe’s lawsuit against BNSF is not preempted by the Interstate Commerce Commission Termination Act and that the lawsuit to enforce the Tribe’s right-of-way easement agreement with BNSF will proceed.

To view the Swinomish press release regarding the ruling on the Motion for Reconsideration, click here.

For more information on the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, click here.