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Save the Manatee Club, The HSUS, et al. v. Ballard, et al.

A series of federal court lawsuits concerning the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service???s failure to provide adequate protection for endangered Manatees. The parties reached a settlement to protect manatees, and successfully defended those protections from challenge in federal court in Florida.


Court or Agency: United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
Plaintiff(s): Save the Manatee Club, The HSUS, Defenders of Wildlife, Sierra Club, Animal Welfare Institute, International Wildlife Coalition, US Public Interest Research Group, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Florida Audubon Society, Florida Defenders of the Environment, Audubon Society of Southwest Florida, Citizens Association of Bonita Beach, Florida Public Interest Research Group, Biscayne Bay Foundation, Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society, The Pegasus Foundation, Patrick M. Rose, Judith Vallee, Fran Stallings
Defendant: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
HSUS Counsel: Pat Lane
Outside Counsel: Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal
Status: Completed