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Lolita’s Endangered Species Act Case Dismissed

Posted on Jun 2, 2016 in The Law at Work

Lolita’s Endangered Species Act Case Dismissed

Lolita will not go to trial. The court dismissed her case on summary judgment finding that the Miami Seaquarium can only “take” Lolita in violation of the Endangered Species Act “when its conduct gravely threatens or has the potential to gravely threaten [Lolita’s] survival.” The Court noted that “efforts to improve Lolita’s less than ideal […]

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Traffic-Stopping Right Whale Now a Mother

Posted on Jan 26, 2016 in The Law at Work

Traffic-Stopping Right Whale Now a Mother

In January 2011, an endangered right whale entered the St. Johns River (Jacksonville, Florida) one morning. Not a big deal except that federal law requires boats to maintain a 500-yard distance from these critically endangered species. This meant that geography necessitated the closure of the shipping channel to Navy and commercial ships and the shutting […]

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