Tribe's Floodwater Damage Case Sinks In 11th Circ.

Law360, New York (May 16, 2013, 2:04 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit ruled Wednesday that the federal government and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers properly managed the Central and Southern Florida Project for Flood Control in the Everglades, rejecting a challenge claiming Indian tribal lands suffered from excessive floodwater diversions.

A three-judge panel affirmed a lower court's ruling dismissing a 2008 complaint from the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida alleging the government mismanaged the flood control project, which diverted excessive floodwaters over tribal lands, depriving tribe members of their rights to use and...
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