11th Circuit: Tribe Properly Denied Attorney Fees In Clean Water Act Suit

11th Circuit: Tribe Properly Denied Attorney Fees In Clean Water Act Suit

ATLANTA - An 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on April 30 affirmed a federal judge in Florida's decision to deny a request from the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida for more than $1.4 million in attorney fees after finding that the judge did not err in concluding that the tribe was not a prevailing party in a Clean Water Act (CWA) lawsuit against the federal government and South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) (Friends of the Everglades, et al. v. South Florida Water Management District, et al., No. 11-15053, 11th Cir.; 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 8721).

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