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Developments In Major Water Rights Cases

Mealey's (August 12, 2015, 11:49 AM EDT) -- Interstate

Case: Florida v. Georgia

Court: U.S. Sup., No. 152, Orig.

Issue: Whether Georgia is taking Florida’s share of underground water in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Basin

Status: Original jurisdiction accepted; special master assigned; briefing under way

Case: Mississippi v. State of Tennessee, et al.

Court: U.S. Sup., No. 143, Orig.

Issue: Whether Tennessee owes damages to Mississippi for taking about 252 billion gallons of groundwater from within Mississippi’s borders

Status: Petition to file a complaint of original jurisdiction filed; U.S. solicitor general invited to share his views;...
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