Katrina Canal Breaches Litigation

ELR Citation: 42 ELR 20197
No(s). 10-30249 (5th Cir. Sep 24, 2012)

The Fifth Circuit withdrew its prior ruling and held that the discretionary function exception to the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) shields the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from liability for flood damage stemming from Hurricane Katrina. Plaintiffs argued that the Corps should be held liable for th...