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Settlement Is Not Admission of Guilt in New Orleans Flooding during Katrina

By Sandy Rosenthal Recently, the New Orleans Advocate reported on how most efforts to win legal claims for flood damage during Katrina have failed. Key cases against the Army Corps of Engineers, the architect and contractor for the failed levees, were undercut by successive court decisions that found the federal agency legally immune from liability.

The reporter also wrote on how U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval approved a $20 million settlement involving federal class-action lawsuits that claimed sloppy work by the Orleans, Lake Borgne Basin and East Jefferson levee districts contributed to levee breaches during Hurricane Katrina.

We must point out, however, …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green