Colorado Springs v. N. Colo. Water Conservancy Dist., No. 08-1154 - - U.S. Tenth Circuit
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Colorado Springs v. N. Colo. Water Conservancy Dist., No. 08-1154

In an appeal from the district court's denial of a prospective intervenor's motion to intervene in a water rights dispute, the order is vacated with instructions to dismiss the motion where a proposed intervenor could not establish standing, and thus federal court jurisdiction over its motion to intervene, by "piggybacking" on the standing of an existing party to a lawsuit over which the district court had retained jurisdiction but within which there was no current, active dispute among the parties.

Read Colorado Springs v. N. Colo. Water Conservancy Dist., No. 08-1154

Appellate Information

Filed November 25, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Ebel

Counsel

For Appellant:

Brian Nazarenus and Olivia D. Lucas, Ryley Carlock & Applewhite, Denver, CO

For Appellees:

Bennett Raley, Mary M. Hammond and William A. Paddock, Carlson, Hammond
& Paddock, LLC, Denver, CO