US Owes $1M For Clay Used To Fix Katrina Levees

Law360, New York (August 30, 2012, 3:10 PM EDT) -- A federal judge said Wednesday that the government owes National Food & Beverage Co. Inc. $1.25 million for clay that a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractor took from the Louisiana company's property in 2006 to repair levees damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Charles F. Lettow said National Food was not paid for clay taken from its property in Plaquemines Parish. The company’s July 2010 amended complaint brought claims under the Fifth Amendment seeking at least $45 million in damages....
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