NEW ORLEANS - The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Feb. 26 affirmed a lower federal court's dismissal of Orleans Parish, La., property owners' wind damage claims stemming from Hurricane Katrina, finding that the claims are untimely (McKnight McGee, et al. v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Co., No. 12-30429, 5th Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 3932).