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Katrina lawsuits roundup

The New Orleans Times-Picayune has comprehensive coverage, with excellent details for a lay newspaper. Most entertaining are the attempts to sue the Army Corps of Engineers—since the 1927 statute that authorized the Corps to build levees specifically exempted them from liability. In another suit, Robert Harvey, a trial lawyer who is the former president of the New Orleans Levee Board, has sued the Levee Board along with several insurance companies, to recover for flood damage to his home.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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