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Professor Files Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Against LSU

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 LSU officials waged a campaign of retaliation against...

5th Circuit Reverses Finding That Contractor Had Government Immunity In Katrina Flood Case

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" the contractor to select the compaction method...