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Central Green Co. v. United States

Docket No.: 99-859
Argued: October 30, 2000
Decided: February 20, 2001

Topics:

33 U.S.C. 702, Economic Activity, Governmental Liability, 10th Amendment, Clean Water, Clean Water Act, EPA, Federal Tort Claims, preemption, sovereign immunity

Petitioner: Central Green Co.
Respondent: United States

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 177 F.3d 834
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


531 U.S. 425 (2001)
Question:

Do the words "floods or flood waters" encompass all the water that flows through federal facilities, such that the Federal Government has immunity under the Flood Control Act of 1928 for damages such water may cause?

Central Green Co. v. United States
ORAL ARGUMENT

October 30, 2000

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Central Green Co., 0 vote(s) against
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