Alford v. United States

ELR Citation: 50 ELR 20155
No(s). 2019-1678 (Fed. Cir. Jun 19, 2020)

The Federal Circuit reversed a Court of Federal Claims ruling that the U.S. government was liable for flooding private properties when it raised the water level of a lake in Mississippi to prevent a nearby levee from breaching. Landowners argued that raising the water level of the lake, which subseq...

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