Description: Claims against the federal government alleging violations of a constitutional right to wilderness and seeking order requiring the government to prepare and implement a remedial plan to mitigate climate change impacts.
Status: District court's certified orders reversed and case remanded to the district court
with instructions to dismiss for lack of Article III standing; plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction pending appeal denied; plaintiffs' motions for judicial notice granted. [ 01/17/2020 ]
Description: Action by young plaintiffs asserting that the federal government violated their constitutional rights by causing dangerous carbon dioxide concentrations.
Description: Lawsuits brought by insurers contending that they had to make larger payments to property owners who suffered flooding as result of municipalities’ failure to implement reasonable stormwater management practices.
Status: Federal Circuit reversed finding of taking. [ 04/20/2018 ]
Description: Action by property owners in St. Bernard Parish and Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans seeking compensation for temporary taking of property caused by flooding during and after Hurricane Katrina.