High Court Seeks US View On Mont. Riverbed Dispute

Law360, New York (November 1, 2010, 4:59 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court asked the federal government Monday to weigh in on a riverbed dispute in Montana that some say could cost hydroelectric companies millions of dollars, indicating that the high court is considering taking the case.

The dispute centers on whether Montana owns the rights to riverbeds located under hydroelectric facilities. If so, Montana — and potentially other states — could seek millions of dollars from power companies for back and future rent.

The case comes to the high court from the Montana Supreme...
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