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In re Katrina Canal Breaches Litigation

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In a surprising decision in March, the Fifth Circuit upheld judgments against the Army Corps of Engineers seeking to hold them liable for damages from levees that failed during Hurricane Katrina. This did not stand: on a petition for rehearing, the panel reversed itself and threw out the claims against taxpayers. [In re Katrina Canal Breaches Lit. (5th Cir. Sep. 24, 2012) via Bashman link roundup]

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