"Drowning In Place: Local Government Costs and Liabilities for Flooding Due to Sea-Level Rise."
A list of excellent publications and articles for further study of the interaction between sea level rise and the law.
The Florida Bar Journal's November 2013 edition explores whether local governments have a duty to prevent flooding "at any cost." This insightful analysis addresses, from a detailed and creative legal perspective, the issue of municipal liability when dealing with the choice between spending millions of taxpayer dollars or alternatively facing lawsuits from private property owners.
Written by Thomas Ruppert, Esq., and Carly Grimm, this is must reading for all those serious about understanding how the issue of sovereign immunity in Florida will affect decisions in local halls of power, and in the Courts, in the coming years.
The article can be accessed here.
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