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
Filed November 25, 2009
Opinion by Judge Ebel
Brian Nazarenus and Olivia D. Lucas, Ryley Carlock & Applewhite, Denver, CO
Bennett Raley, Mary M. Hammond and William A. Paddock, Carlson, Hammond
& Paddock, LLC, Denver, CO
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