American Lawyer: Litigators of the Week: April 26, 2019

April 26, 2019

O’Melveny partners Buzz Thompson and Matt Kline were named runners up in American Lawyer’s “Litigator of the Week” contest. Thompson and Kline successfully defended California’s Coachella Valley Water District in a suit by the Agua Caliente Tribe. The tribe alleged that Coachella Valley Water District had over-pumped the groundwater and degraded its overall quality. However, a federal judge found the tribe’s suit lacked standing because they could not show that they did not have enough water to meet internal needs.