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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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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

Arkansas' Appeal of Pro-Gay Marriage Ruling In Jeopardy Over An Unpaid $505 Legal Fee

LGBT / Gay : Towleroad (13 hours ago)

The state of Arkansas found itself in the hot-seat on Monday with the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals over its failure to pay a $505 docket fee required for its appeal of a federal judge's November 2014 ruling striking down... Read Post

8th Circuit Court of Appeals Expedites Missouri Same-Sex Marriage Case, Won't Lift Stay of Federal Judge's Ruling

LGBT / Gay : Towleroad (14 hours ago)

While we wait for the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the four cases challenging same-sex marriage bans in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has expedited its review of a federal judge's ruling that... Read Post


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