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U.S. High Court Denies Petition Disputing Government's Immunity In Katrina Dispute
Posted on 25 Jun 2013 by Jennifer Hans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 refused to hear an appeal of a lower federal court's ruling that the application of the discretionary function exception (DFE) to the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) completely insulates... Read More

5th Circuit: United States Not Immune From Liability For Katrina Flood Damage
Posted on 5 Mar 2012 by Jennifer Hans

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on March 2 affirmed a lower court's ruling that the United States is not immune from liability for certain plaintiffs' Hurricane Katrina flood damage under Section 702c of the... Read More

Professor Files Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Against LSU
Posted on 5 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS — Dr. Ivor van Heerden, a disaster science specialist, hurricane researcher, author and former deputy director of the LSU Hurricane Center, on Feb. 10 filed a wrongful termination lawsuit in Louisiana state court alleging that... Read More