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Court to Feds: “Pay Up for Katrina Damage”

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has upheld a district court ruling that the federal government is liable for damage from the Katrina storm surge that went up the MRGO canal into the city.  As I read the opinion, it is limited in three ways.  First, it is crucial that MRGO — [...]
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NYC Stop-and-Frisk Ruling Leaves City Potentially Liable

Industries / Law : FindLaw's Writ - Legal Commentary (last year)

New York City's stop-and-frisk practice is going to end up costing the city unless the decision reached by a federal district court on Monday is successfully appealed and overturned by the Second Circuit. U.S. District Court Judge S... Read Post

COLORADO: Tenth Circuit Holds Marriage Equality Case Until SCOTUS Rules

LGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God. (yesterday)

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals today put Colorado's marriage equality case on hold until the Supreme Court rules on the issue. This appeal is abated pending further order of this court. The deadline for the appellant’s opening b... Read Post

Fifth Circuit Katrina Suit: No Qualified Immunity for Corps Under FCA

Industries / Law : FindLaw's Writ - Legal Commentary (3 years ago)

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is liable to property owners who suffered billions of dollars in damage during Hurricane Katrina, reports the Associated Press. The court af... Read Post


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