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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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Full appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

News : The Newsroom (2 days ago)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld new government rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. Read Post

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

Industries / Law : FindLaw's Writ - Legal Commentary (2 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

Fla. Law Upheld: Doctors Can't Ask Patients About Gun Ownership

Industries / Law : FindLaw's Writ - Legal Commentary (14 hours ago)

In a 2-1 decision, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Florida statute prohibiting doctors from asking about patients' gun ownership. The Eleventh Circuit's opinion reverses a controversial District Court decision -- know... Read Post


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