Federal Court of Appeals Rules US is Not Liable for Katrina Damages

Louisiana property owners will not receive any payment for flood damages during Hurricane Katrina. Various Louisiana property owners alleged that poor maintenance and construction of the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet channel was to blame for catastrophic flooding during the devastating 2005 hurricane. The U.S. Court of Federal Claims originally ruled in favor of the property owners, however the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal District reversed that decision, stating that the plaintiffs failed to prove their allegations against the government. Read more on the case here.