U.S. Supreme Court case to be tried in Bankruptcy Court courtroom

Friday, August 26, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court case to be tried in Bankruptcy Court courtroom: In November 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court appointed Ralph Lancaster, Esq. as Special Master to hear a dispute over water rights between the states of Florida and Georgia (regarding the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin).  The case of Florida v. Georgia will be tried in the Portland courtroom of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court beginning on Monday, October 31.  The trial is expected to last 6 weeks, and is open to the public.  For November, Chief Judge Cary will maintain his already planned hearing calendar, with regularly scheduled dates (for Chapter 7, 11, and 13 cases) set for November 2 and November 15.  There will be no Supreme Court trial on those days.  As always, the Court will also be available to parties that require expedited consideration during this time, with normal scheduling rules applicable.  December hearing date changes, if any, will be announced at a later date.  If you have any scheduling questions, please contact Mary Ellen Paione at (207) 274-5959.  If you are interested in learning more about the case all of the pleadings are available on the Pierce Atwood website.   http://www.pierceatwood.com/floridavgeorgia142original