Federal Claims Court Judge Awards $149,950 Partial Judgment In Water Rights Case
Mealey's (June 17, 2015, 12:52 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A judge in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims on Jan. 27 awarded a California water district $149,950 in cost-of-cover damages after prevailing against the U.S. government in a water contract dispute (Stockton East Water District, et al. v. The United States, No. 04-541C, Fed. Clms.; 2015 U.S. Claims LEXIS 34).
(Opinion available. Document #95-150212-004Z.)
In 1983, Central San Joaquin Water Conservation District entered into a contract with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation for an appropriation of water from the New Melones Reservoir,...