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Florida v. Georgia

Docket No. Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
22o142 TBD TBD TBD TBD OT 2015

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 1 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 3 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 8 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 31, 2014.
Oct 8 2014Supplemental brief of petitioner Florida, Plaintiff filed. (Distributed)
Oct 9 2014Supplemental brief of respondent Georgia filed. (Distributed)
Oct 10 2014Supplemental brief of petitioner Florida, Plaintiff filed. (Distributed)
Nov 3 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.
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