BIA Escapes Washington Ranch's $48M Wildfire Suit

By Greg Lamm (June 5, 2024, 9:40 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Washington state on Wednesday tossed a ranch's $48 million negligence lawsuit alleging the Bureau of Indian Affairs is liable for damages from a 2020 wildfire, ruling that agreements between the bureau and a Native American tribe did not spell out a specific firefighting duty....

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