Feds Seek Review Of Casitas Ruling

By Daryl Kelley
Claiming that a three-judge appeals panel erred, federal lawyers have asked the full U.S. appeals court in Washington to review a September ruling in which the panel found that the federal government had seized Casitas Municipal Water District property by forcing it to provide water for a fish ladder built for the endangered steelhead trout.
That panel decision, if it stands, could potentially be worth tens of millions of dollars for Casitas, the largest water district in the Ojai Valley.

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