Weekly litigation report — June 10, 2016

June 13, 2016 | By JAMES BURLING

Another Supreme Court Victory! About two years ago, we filed a petition for certiorari in Kent Recycling v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a case out of the Fifth Circuit where we were challenging a district court ruling that held that our clients could not challenge a wetlands jurisdictional determination in court. Unfortunately, the Supreme Cour ...


President's weekly report — March 4, 2016

March 04, 2016 | By ROB RIVETT

Hawkes: 16 – 0 We received sixteen briefs in support of our client, the Hawkes Company, and none in support of the government in Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes. From 29 states to farmers and think tanks, there is widespread support for our clients. The amicus briefs agree with us that federal law gives landowners … ...


President's weekly report — December 11, 2015

December 11, 2015 | By ROB RIVETT

Supreme Court grants cert in PLF wetlands jurisdiction case! The Supreme Court just granted the government’s motion for writ of certiorari in Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes.  This case will answer the question of whether a landowner is entitled to judicial review of a wetlands jurisdictional determination by the Corps of Engineers. This ...


President's weekly report — November 13, 2015

November 13, 2015 | By ROB RIVETT

Obamacare case dismissed and the administration continues to evade the law A district court dismissed West Virginia v. Department of Health and Human Services, that state’s challenge to the provisions in Obamacare that forced states to choose between enforcing Obamacare’s requirements for insurance policies or letting the Feds do the en ...