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Florida v. Georgia

Ongoing case of original jurisdiction
Docket No. Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
22o142 Jan 8, 2018
TBD TBD TBD OT 2017

Issue: Whether Florida is entitled to equitable apportionment of the waters of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin and appropriate injunctive relief against Georgia to sustain an adequate flow of fresh water into the Apalachicola Region. CVSG: 09/18/2014.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Sep 30 2013Documents filed with the Special Master may be found on the Special Master's website at www.pierceatwood.com/floridavgeorgia142original
Oct 01 2013Motion for leave to file a bill of complaint filed. (Response due December 2, 2013)
Oct 31 2013Order extending time to file response to the bill of complaint to and including January 31, 2014.
Jan 31 2014Opposition to motion for leave to file a complaint of respondent Georgia filed.
Feb 10 2014Reply in support of its motion for leave to file a complaint of Florida, Plaintiff filed.
Feb 12 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 28, 2014.
Mar 03 2014The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
Sep 18 2014Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Oct 08 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 31, 2014.
Oct 08 2014Supplemental brief of petitioner Florida, Plaintiff filed. (Distributed)
Oct 09 2014Supplemental brief of respondent Georgia filed. (Distributed)
Oct 10 2014Supplemental brief of petitioner Florida, Plaintiff filed. (Distributed)
Nov 03 2014Motion for leave to file a bill of complaint GRANTED. Defendant is allowed 30 days within which to file an answer.
Nov 19 2014It is ordered that Ralph I. Lancaster, Esquire, of Portland, Maine, is appointed Special Master in this case with authority to fix the time and conditions for the filing of additional pleadings, to direct subsequent proceedings, to summon witnesses, to issue subpoenas, and to take such evidence as may be introduced and such as he may deem it necessary to call for. The Special Master is directed to submit Reports as he may deem appropriate. The compensation of the Special Master, the allowances to him, the compensation paid to his legal, technical, stenographic, and clerical assistants, the cost of printing his Reports, and all other proper expenses, including travel expenses, shall be charged against and be borne by the parties in such proportion as the Court may hereafter direct.
Nov 24 2014Oath of Special Master filed.
Nov 25 2014Order extending time to file an answer granted to and including February 2, 2015.
Feb 12 2015Answer of Georgia filed with Special Master January 8, 2015, received by the Court February 12, 2015.
Apr 14 2015First Interim Motion of the Special Master for Allowance of Fees and Disbursements filed by Special Master.
Apr 28 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 14, 2015.
May 18 2015Motion of the Special Master for Allowance of Fees and Disbursements GRANTED The motion of the Special Master for allowance of fees and disbursements is granted, and the Special Master is awarded a total of $47,635.01 for the period November 19, 2014, through March 31, 2015, to be paid equally by the parties.
Sep 10 2015Second Interim Motion of the Special Master for Allowance of Fees and Disbursements filed by Special Master.
Sep 23 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 9, 2015.
Oct 13 2015Motion of the Special Master for Allowance of Fees and Disbursements GRANTED The motion of the Special Master for allowance of fees and disbursements is granted, and the Special Master is awarded a total of $70, 245.52 for the period April 1, 2015, through August 31, 2015, to be paid equally by the parties.
Feb 10 2016Third Interim Motion of the Special Master for Allowance of Fees and Disbursements filed by Special Master.
Feb 24 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 18, 2016.
Mar 21 2016The motion of the Special Master for allowance of fees and disbursements is granted, and the Special Master is awarded a total of $41,564.31 for the period September 1, 2015, through January 31, 2016, to be paid equally by the parties.
Sep 13 2016Fourth Interim Motion of the Special Master for Allowance of Fees and Disbursements filed by Special Master.
Oct 17 2016The motion of the Special Master for allowance of fees and disbursements is granted, and the Special Master is awarded a total of $57,333, for the period February 1, 2016, through August 31, 2016, to be paid equally by the parties.
Jan 11 2017Fifth Interim Motion of the Special Master for Allowance of Fees and Disbursements filed by Special Master.
Jan 25 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 17, 2017.
Feb 16 2017Report of the Special Master received.
Feb 21 2017The motion of the Special Master for allowance of fees and disbursements is granted, and the Special Master is awarded a total of $213,547.35 for the period September 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016, to be paid equally by the parties.
Mar 01 2017Special Master Report DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 17, 2017.
Mar 01 2017Final Motion of the Special Master for Allowance of Fees and Disbursements filed by Special Master.
Mar 15 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 31, 2017.
Mar 20 2017The Report of the Special Master is received and ordered filed. Exceptions to the Report, with supporting briefs, may be filed within 45 days. Replies, if any, with supporting briefs, may be filed within 30 days. Sur-replies, if any, with supporting briefs, may be filed within 30 days.
Apr 03 2017Motion of the Special Master for Allowance of Fees and Disbursements filed by Special Master. GRANTED, and the Special Master is awarded a total of $50,933.89, for the period January 1, 2017, through February 28, 2017, to be paid equally by the parties.
Apr 07 2017Florida's April 6, 2017, request for an extension of time has been granted as follows: Exceptions to the Special Masters Report are due on or before May 31, 2017; Replies are due on or before July 31, 2017; Sur-replies are due on or before August 30, 2017.
May 31 2017Exceptions to Report of the Special Master and Brief in Support of Exceptions filed by Florida
Jul 31 2017Reply of Georgia to Florida's exceptions to the report of the Special Master filed.
Aug 07 2017Brief amicus curiae of United States in support of overruling Florida's exception 2C to the Report of the Special Master filed.
Aug 07 2017Brief amicus curiae of State of Colorado filed.
Aug 07 2017Brief amici curiae of Atlanta Regional Commission Dekalb County, et al., filed.
Aug 30 2017Florida's Sur-Reply in Support of Exceptions to Report of the Special Master filed.
Oct 10 2017The Exceptions to the Special Master Report are set for oral argument in due course.
Oct 18 2017Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Nov 06 2017Motion for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Nov 17 2017SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Monday, January 8, 2018
 
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