Matthew Dowd briefs and argues case of first impression before US Court of Federal Claims
Matthew Dowd successfully briefed and argued a case of first impression before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. The case involves takings claims under the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The federal government, as defendant, had moved for summary judgment and argued that the takings claims of the plaintiffs (who are represented by Dowd Scheffel PLLC of Washington, D.C., and Wesley Higbie, Esq., of Sausalito, CA) were foreclosed. The Court of Federal Claims rejected the government's argument, ruling that factual disputes preclude a grant of summary judgment. The court's decision can be read here.