Litigation Status Report - 07-2001

Litigation Status Report by John B. Ehret On July 31, 2001 the U.S. Court of Federal Claims ordered that riparian owners along four miles of shore south of St. Joseph, Michigan should have sued the Government in 1989 after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed the sealing of the St. Joseph harbor piers with steel sheet piling. The plaintiffs had six years from 1989, under the Tucker Act Statute of Limitations to file suit for a 5th Amendment Taking of Private Property.