Skip to comments.Federal judge dismisses most of remaining Katrina damage lawsuits
Posted on 12/28/2013 2:11:22 PM PST by blueyon
A federal judge in New Orleans has dismissed almost all remaining lawsuits against the federal government for damages caused by the failure of levees and floodwalls during Hurricane Katrina, ordering both sides to pay for their own legal expenses. The clean-up ruling by U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr., filed Dec. 20,
marks the end of an unprecedented series of class-action lawsuits aimed at collecting damages from insurance companies or the federal government that could have totaled billions of dollars. The final ruling was not unexpected. In earlier decisions Duval found the Army Corps of Engineers was immune from damages caused by failures of levees and floodwalls they designed and built, or from failure to maintain the rapidly eroding Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet, a now-closed shipping channel that helped decimate wetlands east of St. Bernard Parish.
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Stanwood Richardson Duval, Jr. (born February 8, 1942), is a former U.S. District Court judge in the Eastern District of Louisiana. He was appointed by U.S. President Bill Clinton in 1994, with his chambers in his native New Orleans.
It was all Bush’s fault.
The only thing government consistently does well is look after the interests of government.
How many of these properties were HUD properties. Look thru the archive of this paper for the pre-Katrina investigation into HUD property abuse that was occurring in the same districts
Dropping the case to keep discovery from exposing fraud??? V