DOI Ditches Claim Over Preserve Committee Picks

Law360, New York (August 20, 2012, 4:29 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Monday accepted a magistrate judge's recommendation and dismissed a claim challenging the U.S. Department of the Interior's allegedly unbalanced composition of a national preserve's off-road vehicle advisory committee, overruling objections from a frustrated committee member.

Plaintiffs John Adornato III and the National Parks Conservation Association had disputed the April report and recommendation from U.S. Magistrate Judge Sheri Polster Chappell, arguing that a committee with a majority of representatives favoring fewer restrictions on off-road vehicle use in national parks cannot be considered...
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Case Information

Case Title

National Parks Conservation Association et al v. United States Department of Interior et al

Case Number



Florida Middle

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


John E. Steele

Date Filed

October 12, 2011

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