NEW ORLEANS – A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Army Corps of Engineers' failure to properly maintain a navigation channel led to massive flooding in Hurricane Katrina.
U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval sided with five residents and one business who argued the Army Corps' shoddy oversight of the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet led to the flooding of New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward and neighboring St. Bernard Parish. He said, however, the corps couldn't be held liable for the flooding of eastern New Orleans, where one of the plaintiffs lived.
Duval awarded the plaintiffs $720,000, or about $170,000 each, but the decision could eventually make the government vulnerable to a much larger payout. The ruling should give more than 100,000 other individuals, businesses and government entities a better shot at claiming billions of dollars in damages.
Answer by LiliM at 11:27 PM on Nov. 18, 2009
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:06 PM on Nov. 18, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:08 PM on Nov. 18, 2009
No, I aaked for thoughts ...On the IMPACT on this verdict
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:10 PM on Nov. 18, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 10:10 PM on Nov. 18, 2009
Too bad the government is bankrupt. They will have a hard time getting blood from a turnip.
Answer by QuinnMae at 10:14 PM on Nov. 18, 2009
Answer by LiliM at 11:05 PM on Nov. 18, 2009
This is the article that I was referencing.
Answer by LiliM at 11:07 PM on Nov. 18, 2009
Answer by lovinangels at 11:13 PM on Nov. 18, 2009
Hmmm, with all the government ineptitude, makes me wonder why we are so eager to give them healthcare. Especially a bill they won't submit their own families to.
Like we trust them with National Security and the ability to send us to war when there are like 3 Congressman that have KIDS in the military??
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:23 PM on Nov. 18, 2009