Kristin Linsley Myles has completed her appointment as Special Master on an original jurisdiction matter in the Supreme Court of the United States. Ms. Myles was appointed by the Court in January 2008 as Special Master in South Carolina v. North Carolina, Original No. 138, which involved a dispute between South Carolina and North Carolina over the waters of the Catawba River.
On January 10, 2011, the Court approved a settlement that ended the court action.
By way of background, South Carolina filed the action in 2007 seeking to end a plan to allow two North Carolina cities to transfer up to 10 million gallons a day from the Catawba River basin.
Although the case was headed for a trial, the parties agreed to resolve the matter. The agreement includes reducing water removed in the case of a drought, conducting environmental impact studies, and doing an individual study of the river every 10 years.
Along with Ms. Myles, Munger Tolles attorney Jonathan H. Blavin worked on the matter.
Ms. Myles is a litigation partner in the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Her practice has focused upon complex business litigation in a wide spectrum of matters affecting the firm’s corporate clients.