Court Dismisses Suit Over Endangered Whale Listing

Law360, New York (August 20, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has tossed a conservation scientist’s suit against two U.S. fishing agencies for delisting the northern right whale as an endangered species and listing two separate right whale species in its place.

Judge Susan Illston of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed the case for lack of jurisdiction on Aug. 13, determining that Richard Max Strahan failed to provide proper notice before filing suit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service.

Strahan, who...
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