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Orange County Water District v. The Arnold Engineering Co.
California Court of Appeal
Water Law, Civil Procedure
Remanded a discovery-related dispute. The issue involved costs of proof under California Code of Civil Procedure section 2033.420 based on a party's...
01/10/2019 D070763
Antelope Valley Groundwater Cases
California Court of Appeal
Water Law, Ethics & Professional Responsibility
Affirmed the denial of a motion to disqualify another party's counsel in longstanding litigation over groundwater rights. Stressed the movant's long...
12/20/2018 F078517
County of Butte v. Department of Water Resources
California Court of Appeal
Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Water Law
Held that plaintiffs could not proceed with a challenge to the licensing of a hydroelectric dam. The plaintiffs argued that the licensing process...
12/20/2018 C071785
Sierra Club v. Con-Strux, LLC
United States Second Circuit
Environmental Law, Water Law
Reinstated the Sierra Club's lawsuit seeking a declaration that a company was engaged in industrial activity within the meaning of the Clean Water Act...
12/17/2018 18‐257‐cv
Orange Cove Irrigation District v. Los Molinos Mutual Water Co.
California Court of Appeal
Water Law
Held that one of the owners of rights to water from a creek could make changes in its use of the water without obtaining prior approval of the creek's...
12/12/2018 C078323
BP Exploration and Production, Inc. v. Claimant ID 100094497
United States Fifth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Oil and Gas Law, Water Law
In a case arising out of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, held that a detrimentally impacted seafood business's monetary award under a court...
12/10/2018 17-30949
US v. Bostock
United States Seventh Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Oil and Gas Law, Water Law
Affirmed the sentence of a defendant who pleaded guilty to distributing methamphetamine.
12/10/2018 18-1897
San Francisco Baykeeper Inc. v. State Lands Commission (Hanson Marine Operations, Inc.)
California Court of Appeal
Environmental Law, Water Law
Upheld a decision by the California State Lands Commission to allow a private company to dredge mine sand from sovereign lands under the San Francisco...
11/27/2018 A151821
Monterey Coastkeeper v. State Water Resources Control Board
California Court of Appeal
Agriculture, Environmental Law, Water Law
Held that the California State Water Resources Control Board must reformulate its waiver of waste discharge requirements for irrigated agricultural...
10/17/2018 C080530
Paradise Irrigation District v. Commission on State Mandates
California Court of Appeal
Tax Law, Water Law
Held that local water districts were not entitled to be reimbursed by the state for the cost of complying with unfunded state mandates to improve...
10/01/2018 C081929

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