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District Court Awards Fees to ESA Defendant, Ordering Plaintiffs Jointly and Severally Liable

Posted in Court Decisions

On March 29, 2013, after more than 11 years of litigation, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia held that a defendant, as the prevailing party, was entitled to attorneys’ fees under the Endangered Species Act’s fee shifting provision.  See Animal Welfare Institute v. Feld Entertainment, Inc., No. 03-2006 (D.D.C. Mar. 29, 2013) (pdf). The fee provision states, in relevant part,… Continue Reading

D.C. Circuit Rejects Challenge to Controversial ESA Settlement

Posted in Court Decisions, Legal

On January 4, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia held (pdf) that Safari Club International (Safari Club) lacked standing to intervene as a matter of right in the litigation that resulted in two stipulated judgments establishing procedures and deadlines for reviewing listing and critical habitat determinations for 251 candidate species, thereby affirming the decision… Continue Reading