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Mildenberger v. United States, 643 F.3d 938 (Fed. Cir. 2011)

A federal appeals court rules against twenty-three property owners, finding that a lower court lacked jurisdiction over their claims that the discharge of polluted water from Lake Okeechobee into the St. Lucie estuary constituted a taking of private property. The court found the claims were barred by a six-year statute of limitations and that the claimants failed to establish any compensable riparian property rights.

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