No. 22-2020, No. 22-2025.

72 F.4th 834 (2023)

WPX ENERGY WILLISTON, LLC, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Honorable B.J. JONES, in his capacity as Associate Judge of the Three Affiliated Tribes District Court; Three Affiliated Tribes District Court, Defendants-Appellants WPX Energy Williston, LLC, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Gabriel L. Fettig; Howard Fettig; Charles Fettig; Morgan Fettig, Defendants-Appellants,

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Filed: July 3, 2023.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Counsel who presented argument on behalf of appellants B.J. Jones and Three Affiliated Tribes District Court and appeared on the brief was Timothy Q Purdon , of Bismarck, ND. The following attorney(s) also appeared on the appellants' brief; John Fredericks, III , of Mandan, ND, Timothy W. Billion , of Sioux Falls, SD, Peter J. Breuer , of Stillwater, OK.

Counsel who presented argument on behalf of the appellee and appeared on the brief was Robin Wade Forward , of Bismarck, ND.

Before COLLOTON, BENTON, and KELLY, Circuit Judges.

These appeals arise from a dispute over rights-of-way granted to WPX Energy Williston, LLC by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The areas are located on allotments of land owned by members of the Fettig family within the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. WPX Energy and the Fettigs agreed to a condition, which was incorporated...


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