High Court Won't Hear Calif. Water Rights Dispute

Law360, New York (March 24, 2014, 3:51 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a central California canal authority's appeal claiming the state water code requires that its contractors be awarded priority rights to local water supplies, leaving intact a Ninth Circuit ruling that nixed its suit against several agencies.

The high court’s denial of Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority’s petition for certiorari leaves in place the Ninth Circuit’s July 2013 decision affirming a California district court’s decision to grant summary judgment to the U.S. Department of Interior and other agencies that the...
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