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La. Court Won’t Revive Katrina Flooding Suit Against Official

Law360, New York (October 22, 2015, 6:35 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a jury’s determination that a parish president wasn’t responsible for flooding in the wake of Hurricane Katrina even though he evacuated pumping station operators during the storm, upholding a lower court’s decision dismissing property owners’ proposed class action against the president.

The Court of Appeals for Louisiana’s Fourth Circuit rejected claims by Chicago Property Interests LLC and Zoe Aldige that the district court had made a number of errors in the runup to the jury’s verdict, or in its eventual order dismissing the suit against Aaron Broussard and Jefferson Parish with prejudice.

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