July 16, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled Monday against a coalition of five Great Lakes States seeking to compel the Army Corps of Engineers and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (District) to take action to prevent Asian carp from entering Lake Michigan ...[read more]
January 30, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On January 30, 2008, a federal judge dismissed a class action lawsuit brought by citizens of New Orleans against the US Army Corps of Engineers, stating that a 1928 law granted them immunity from such suits. The lawsuit accused the Corps of negligence due to the collapse of a flood wall and levee ...[read more]
September 25, 2012
by Sarah Paulsworth
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled Monday that the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is not liable for damages caused by canal breaches that occurred during Hurricane Katrina. Plaintiffs claimed that the impact-review requirement of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) ...[read more]
August 24, 2012
by Cody Harding
On August 24, 2011, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled against five states' effort to prevent the spread of Asian carp in the Great Lakes. Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and concerned organizations sought to close two Chicago waterways in an effort to halt ...[read more]
March 3, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Friday affirmed that the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is liable to a number of Louisiana property owners for its inadequate work on a shipping channel that caused billions of dollars in damage as a result of Hurricane Katrina. While USACE ...[read more]
February 28, 2012
by Hillary Stemple
The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to grant an injunction, and denied a petition for writ of certiorari in Michigan v. US Army Corp. of Engineers. Five states petitioned the court in October asking them to overturn a lower court ruling and to require the US Army Corps of Engineers to ...[read more]
October 27, 2011
by John Paul Putney
Michigan Attorney General Bill Shuette, joined by four other states, on Wednesday asked the US Supreme Court to require the US Army Corps of Engineers to accelerate a study on ecological separation as well as installation of nets to stop the advancement of Asian carp toward Lake Michigan. The ...[read more]
November 19, 2009
by Daniel Makosky
A judge in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on Wednesday found the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) negligent in its operation and maintenance of the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet (MRGO). Damages nearing $720,000 were awarded to five plaintiffs, who successfully ...[read more]
June 22, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
Coeur Alaska, Inc. v. Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, et al., US Supreme Court, June 22, 2009. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. Coeur Alaska, Inc v Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, et al... ...[read more]
June 22, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Monday in Coeur Alaska, Inc. v. Southeast Alaska Conservation Council and Alaska v. Southeast Alaska Conservation Council that the US Army Corps of Engineers may issue a permit for discharge of fill material otherwise subject to limitations under Sections 301 or 306 ...[read more]

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