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Harvey storm-water releases were unlawful government takings: lawsuits


HOUSTON (Reuters) - Owners of homes flooded during Hurricane Harvey are claiming billions of dollars in damages by federal and state water releases from storm-swollen reservoirs, using a legal tack pursued without success in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. (Reuters US News) More More

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Several lawsuits filed in federal and state courts in Texas claim properties were taken for public use without compensation. The lawsuits name the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a state agency responsible for water releases. The potential damages ...

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Posted on 13 September 2017 | 1:19 am | Google News

Justice Souter, the First Amendment and the case of the synagogue standoff - Reuters


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Tesla driver denies Autopilot system caused Minnesota crash - Reuters


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Posted on 17 July 2017 | 1:46 pm | Google News

Woman convicted for laughing at Trump nominee Sessions gets new trial - Reuters


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Woman convicted for laughing at Trump nominee Sessions gets new trial
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Posted on 14 July 2017 | 3:06 pm | Google News

Supreme Court limits rights of property owners - Reuters


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Posted on 23 June 2017 | 2:02 pm | Google News

Six Michigan officials criminally charged in Flint water crisis - Reuters


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Posted on 14 June 2017 | 11:42 am | Google News

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