09/23/2010 09:55:00 AM EST
Weekly LexisNexis Video News Update - September 22, 2010
Among the stories on this video edition of LexisNexis
Legal News, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did not "make" a
contractor use the exact backfill material that was used for the Inner Harbor
Navigation Canal Lock Replacement Project in New Orleans, nor did it "require"
the contractor to select the compaction method that was employed in the
project. On Sept. 14, the Fifth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals reversed and remanded a lower court's finding that the
contractor is entitled to government-contractor immunity in a case stemming
from Hurricane Katrina flood damages.
Also, Maryland federal Judge J. Frederick Motz in mid-September
reluctantly allowed the mayor and City Council of Baltimore a third chance to
amend a lawsuit against Wells Fargo Bank.
The city contends the bank's discriminatory and predatory lending
practices led to a high number of foreclosures in black neighborhoods in the
city resulting in decreased home values and decreased property tax revenues.