Nebraska Judge Dismisses Farmers’ Claims That Their Water Rights Were Taken

(June 8, 2016, 11:00 AM EDT) -- BEAVER CITY, Neb. — A Nebraska state court judge on May 19 entered a new order dismissing with prejudice a two lawsuits by Republic River water users that Nebraska’s failure to regulate groundwater constituted a taking of their water rights (Greg Hill of Furnas County, et al. v. State of Nebraska, et al., Nos. CI14-68 and CI15-80, Neb. Dist., Furnas Co.).

(Order available. Document #95-160609-013R.)

In separate complaints filed in 2014 and 2015, plaintiffs Greg Hill, Brent Coffey, James Uerling and Warren Schaffert acting on behalf...
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