Judge rules against Corps of Engineers in Hurricane Katrina case

11/19/2009 | Bloomberg · NYTimes.com · Seattle Times, The

A federal judge on Wednesday found the Army Corps of Engineers' poor design, construction and maintenance of a major navigation channel caused severe flooding after the storm. The judge awarded $719,698 in damages to four New Orleans residents and one business. Observers say the ruling by U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval will support claims made by 100,000 residents and businesses. As a result, the federal government may be vulnerable to billions in claims.

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