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Posts Tagged ‘Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago’
  • Property Owners May Sue When Government’s Actions Temporarily Floods Property

    Posted by on July 11, 2016
    The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled, in Hampton v. Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, that property owners may recover compensation under the Illinois Takings Clause when government action results in temporary flooding of their properties.  The Plaintiffs sued the MWRD, which is responsible for stormwater management, alleging that their properties were flooded and their...
  • Illinois Federal Court Dismisses Asian Carp Lawsuit

    Posted by on December 11, 2012
    The Asian Carp lawsuit hit another bump in the road recently, when the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois dismissed the plaintiffs' complaint and expressed skepticism on whether the case could continue.  In that case, Michigan v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, No. 10 C 4457 (N.D. Ill.), a group of states bordering the Great Lakes sought an order requiring the U.S. Army Corps...

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