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.
Supplemental brief of petitioner Florida, Plaintiff filed. (Distributed)
Nov 3 2014
Motion for leave to file a bill of complaint GRANTED. Defendant is allowed 30 days within which to file an answer.
Nov 19 2014
It 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 2014
Oath of Special Master filed.
Nov 25 2014
Order extending time to file an answer granted to and including February 2, 2015.
Feb 12 2015
Answer of Georgia filed with Special Master January 8, 2015, received by the Court February 12, 2015.
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