5th Circ. Revives Washington Group Katrina Claims

Law360, New York (September 15, 2010, 7:40 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court reversed a win for Washington Group International Inc. in consolidated litigation alleging remediation work the company did under a contract for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers resulted in levee failure during Hurricane Katrina, holding that WGI did not have government contractor immunity.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit handed down a published opinion on Tuesday reversing a district court decision granting summary judgment to WGI.

WGI lacked government contractor immunity because the specifications for...
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