Nos. 88-1548, 88-1639 and 88-1675.

881 F.2d 647 (1989)

Edward TEMENGIL; Justin Manglona; Hiromi Rdiall; Fred Heine; Manuel Sablan; Ramon Rechebei; Charles Muller, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs-Appellees/Cross-Appellants, v. TRUST TERRITORY OF the PACIFIC ISLANDS; Janet McCoy, High Commissioner of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands; United States Department of the Interior; Manuel Lujon, Jr., Secretary of the Interior; United States of America, Defendants-Appellants/Cross-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Decided July 28, 1989.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Traylor T. Mercer, Carlsmith, Wichman, Case, Mukai & Ichiki, Saipan, MP; Jacob M. Lewis, Civ. Div., Dept. of Justice, Washington, D.C., for defendants-appellants/cross-appellees.

Douglas F. Cushnie, Saipan, MP, for plaintiffs-appellees/cross-appellants.

Before BROWNING, BEEZER and KOZINSKI, Circuit Judges.

BEEZER, Circuit Judge:

This appeal stems from a class action employment discrimination suit brought by Asian and Micronesian citizens ("Plaintiffs") who worked for the government of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. Defendants can be divided into two groups: the Trust Territory government and Janet McCoy, High Commissioner (collectively "Trust Defendants"); and the United States Department of the Interior, the Secretary of the Interior, and the United States...

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