Wednesday, November 07, 2007

U. S. Supreme Court Considers Tucker Act Challenge by Michigan Company

The Associated Press reports --

"The Bush administration, in a case involving a Michigan company, urged the Supreme Court on Tuesday [November 6, 2007] to maintain years of previous court rulings that have upheld a six-year statute of limitations in certain disputes filed against the government. The court is considering a narrowly tailored case involving the timeliness of a lawsuit filed by [John R. Sand & Gravel Co.] a Michigan gravel company - based in Lapeer County's Metamora Township - against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. At issue is the statute of limitations under the Tucker Act, an 1887 law which waives the government's sovereign immunity in cases involving contracts and constitutional claims against the government," reports the Associated Press.

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For more information on the legal aspects of this case, check out the SCOTUS Blog entry on this case or the SCOTUS Wiki entry of this case here.

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