La. Agency Plans Lawsuits Over $1.2B Coastal Repair Costs

Law360, New York (December 4, 2013, 3:56 PM EST) -- The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority on Tuesday instructed the state attorney general to file a pair of lawsuits against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in a bid to avoid more than $1.2 billion in coastal restoration costs sought by the federal government.

Arguing that the federal government must foot the full $3 billion bill for ecosystem repair work Congress authorized six years ago to address damage from Hurricane Katrina, the state agency is urging Louisiana's attorney general to lodge complaints in federal court...
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