1st Circ. Issues Musical Beatles Opinion On Beetle Swarm

Law360, Los Angeles (December 5, 2017, 6:24 PM EST) -- The First Circuit found inspiration in The Beatles for a decision issued Monday in which it found the government didn’t have to get a property owner’s permission before removing 25 trees as part of an effort to stop an infestation of beetles of the nonmusical variety.

The three-judge panel behind Monday’s ruling found that George Evans couldn’t claim the agency tasked with pulling down trees vulnerable to an Asian longhorned beetle invasion was required to wait until he’d given express permission for the removal before taking...
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Case Information

Case Title

Evans v. US

Case Number



Appellate - 1st Circuit

Nature of Suit

2240 Torts to Land

Date Filed

December 16, 2016

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