Kmart, Sears Sue Corps, Insurer For Katrina Damage

Law360, New York (August 22, 2011, 1:42 PM EDT) -- Kmart Corp. and Sears Roebuck & Co. sued the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, three New Orleans levee districts and the districts' insurer on Friday, seeking $14.5 million for damage suffered after Hurricane Katrina because of alleged negligence in designing and maintaining the levees.

The plaintiffs, both part of Sears Holding Corp., claim in Louisiana federal court that the Corps and the Orleans, Lake Borgne Basin and East Jefferson levee districts were negligent in the design and maintenance of several levees that were breached during the...
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