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Casitas Mun. Water Dist. v. United States

The Federal Circuit denied the U.S. government's petition to rehear a case requiring the federal government to pay a water district for diverting water to protect endangered steelhead trout. A concurring judge explained that this case,...

Casitas Mun. Water Dist. v. United States

The Federal Circuit affirmed in part and remanded in part a lower court's grant of summary judgment in favor of the United States in a water district's breach of contract and takings suit against the government in connection with a...

Casitas Mun. Water Dist. v. United States

The court held that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation did not breach its repayment contract with a municipal water district concerning a water reclamation project on the Ventura River in California when it required the district to build a...

Smith v. Central Ariz. Water Conservation Dist.

The court holds that landowners residing within various irrigation districts in central Arizona may not seek declaratory relief to prevent modification of existing irrigation contracts between the Central Arizona Water Conservation...

National Park Hospitality Ass'n v. Department of the Interior

The U.S. Supreme Court holds that an association's claim that a National Park Service (NPS) regulation that purports to render the Contract Disputes Act (CDA) inapplicable to concession contracts is not yet ripe for adjudication. The...

Oxy USA, Inc. v. Babbitt

The court holds that neither the six-year statute of limitations set forth in 28 U.S.C. §2415(a) nor the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act (FOGRMA) bars U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) administrative orders requiring...

Mobil Oil Exploration & Producing SE, Inc. v. United States

The Court reverses the Federal Circuit and holds that the United States breached its contracts with two oil companies when, acting under the Outer Banks Protection Act (OBPA), it delayed approval of the companies' exploration plan. The...

Alves v. United States

The court holds that the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM's) failure to prevent livestock from trespassing on public lands over which a rancher held grazing permits does not constitute a Fifth Amendment taking or a breach of contract....