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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 Reverses Finding That Contractor Had Government Immunity In Katrina Flood Case
Posted on 15 Sep 2010 by Jennifer Hans

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) 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"... Read More

Settlement Reached In Hurricane Katrina Class Action Lawsuit
Posted on 24 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) A major New Orleans hospital and the company that owned it have settled a class action lawsuit in the deaths and injuries of patients who were stranded there during and after Hurricane Katrina. The settlement was reached Wednesday as... Read More

Settlement Reached In Patient Deaths After Katrina
Posted on 28 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) A New Orleans judge has approved a $25 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit filed over the deaths of patients at a New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina. The deal was reached between Tenet Healthcare Corp., which operated... 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