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...
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...
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