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Supreme Court Denies Cert For Appeal of Ruling That Federal Government Not Liable For Flood Destruction From Hurricane Katrina

By Jennifer Hans, WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 refused to hear an appeal of a lower federal court's ruling that the application of the discretionary function exception (DFE) to the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) completely insulates the U.S. government from...

Water Resources Legislation Could Lead to Increase of U.S. Water P3s

By Brian Walsh, William C. Rhodes, Lee A. Storey, Steve T. Park, and Christopher R. Sullivan President Obama recently signed into law the Water Resources and Reform Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA), [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ]. The statute begins to address ways to fund...