Army Not Liable For Hurricane Katrina Errors: Judge

Law360, New York (January 31, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has let the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers off the hook, ruling that the government agency cannot be held responsible for the failure of the levees to protect New Orleans from the wrath of Hurricane Katrina.

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval ruled that though the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers clearly erred in not rectifying weaknesses it had already detected in the levees, it could not be held legally liable for the flooding of the city.

"While the United States government...
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