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
Harvey storm-water releases were unlawful government takings: lawsuits
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 ...
Posted on 13 September 2017 | 1:19 am | Google News
Justice Souter, the First Amendment and the case of the synagogue standoff
(Reuters) - Thanks to the First Amendment's Establishment Clause, U.S. courts have to be extremely wary of taking sides in doctrinal disputes between religious groups. On the other hand, as retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter pointed out ...
Posted on 3 August 2017 | 4:02 pm | Google News
Tesla driver denies Autopilot system caused Minnesota crash
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The driver of a Tesla vehicle involved in a crash in Minnesota on Saturday has denied that its Autopilot system caused the incident, according to an email released by the automaker on Monday. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's ...
Posted on 17 July 2017 | 1:46 pm | Google News
Woman convicted for laughing at Trump nominee Sessions gets new trial
Bill Miller, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office, said two other Code Pink activists who were convicted for disrupting the hearing, Lenny Bianchi and Tighe Barry, were sentenced to 10 days in jail. The sentences were suspended on condition that ...
Posted on 14 July 2017 | 3:06 pm | Google News
Supreme Court limits rights of property owners
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday narrowed the rights of property owners in disputes with governments and laid out a formula for determining when landowners are owed compensation in a case involving a vacant lot in Wisconsin on ...
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Posted on 23 June 2017 | 2:02 pm | Google News
Six Michigan officials criminally charged in Flint water crisis
(Reuters) - Six current and former Michigan and Flint officials were criminally charged on Wednesday for their roles in the city's water crisis that was linked to an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that caused at least 12 deaths, the state's attorney ...
Michigan health director Nick Lyon, 4 others face involuntary manslaughter charge over Flint water
Posted on 14 June 2017 | 11:42 am | Google News
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