Description Date Docket #
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
Cooling Water Intake Structure Coalition v. EPA
United States Second Circuit
Environmental Law, Water Law
Denied petitions for review filed by several environmental conservation groups and industry associations challenging portions of an Environmental...
09/27/2018 14‐4645
Tin Cup, LLC v. US Army Corps of Engineers
United States Ninth Circuit
Environmental Law, Water Law
Affirmed summary judgment in favor of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a lawsuit brought by a private company challenging the Corps' decision...
09/21/2018 17-35889
Pakootas v. Teck Cominco Metals, Ltd.
United States Ninth Circuit
Water Law, Environmental Law, Indian Law
Affirmed that the operator of a lead and zinc smelter in Canada that dumped industrial waste into the Columbia River was jointly and severally liable...
09/14/2018 16-35742
Bohmker v. State of Oregon
United States Ninth Circuit
Environmental Law, Water Law
Held that federal law did not preempt an Oregon statue that prohibits the use of motorized mining equipment in rivers and streams containing essential...
09/12/2018 16-35262

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