5th Circ. Lets US Off Hook In Katrina Lawsuits

Law360, New York (November 4, 2009, 12:16 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of the U.S. government from two lawsuits accusing it of breaking the law by failing to prepare for and respond to the ravages of Hurricane Katrina, including flood-related property damage stemming from the storm.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Tuesday said the U.S. was rightly dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, and also turned aside arguments of judicial bias on the part of Judge Stanwood R. Duval Jr. of the U.S. District...
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