Appeals Court: Army Corps Not at Fault for Katrina Flooding - Articles

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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Sep 26, 2012

A three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed an earlier ruling that found the Army Corps of Engineers to be at fault for Hurricane Katrina's catastrophic flooding. In 2005, flooding from the hurricane because of an improperly maintained shipping channel, devastated New Orleans and killed 1,400 citizens. The court claims federal law gives the corps immunity against flood-related lawsuits, and also could make it  difficult to force the government to pay damages for future mishaps.. Read more about the ruling at