The Appalachian Trail to the Supreme Court

The Appalachian Trail to the Supreme Court

On June 15, 2020 the Supreme Court held that traditional property law and statutory language combine to make the Appalachian Trail, maintained by the National Park Service,  a Congressionally granted right to use Forest Service land—removing a major obstacle to the...
Why Government Contract Terms Matter

Why Government Contract Terms Matter

The North American Landscaping, Construction and Dredge Company contracted with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to maintain the dredging of a creek in Virginia. The Corps was to pay North American based on the quantity of material it removed from the creek bed. The...
Taking Discovery Disputes to Court

Taking Discovery Disputes to Court

On March 31, 1992, Mingo Logan and United Affiliates entered into a lease, which allowed Mingo Logan to operate a coal mine (known as Spruce No. 1) in West Virginia. In 2007, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a Section 404 wetland permit to Mingo Logan. Under...