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...
Coronavirus Puts Kibosh in Spring Interns

Coronavirus Puts Kibosh in Spring Interns

Last week we sadly said goodbye to our Washington Center interns—Marie Brazeau and Alina Anderson —and our legal intern from George Washington University—Sadie Tetreault.  All three interns were sent home due to the closure of their educational programs, in an effort...
Just Lemons—No Lemonade

Just Lemons—No Lemonade

Lemon Bay, LLC, acquired 5.64 acres of land on Sandpiper Key in Charlotte County,  Florida. The parcel consisted of submerged areas, high-quality-forested-mangrove wetlands, and small upland regions. Lemon Bay intended to construct a 12-unit, single-family townhome...
You Can Take That to the Bank

You Can Take That to the Bank

In the National Trails System Act, Congress authorized railway companies and state and local governments to enter into agreements to transform unused (“banked”) railway lines into recreational trails. Congress vested exclusive authority to approve these...