Supreme Court Hearing Sought For Katrina Levee Breach Case

Law360, New York (March 12, 2013, 1:14 PM EDT) -- A pair of New Orleans residents seeking to hold the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers liable for damage caused by a levee breach after Hurricane Katrina asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to hear their case, arguing that the Fifth Circuit wrongly shielded the government from liability.

Kent Lattimore and Tanya Smith argue in their petition for writ of certiorari that the appeals court applied an excessively broad legal standard that conflicts with rulings in the Eighth and Ninth circuits when it found that the...
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