Law­suit Dis­missed Against Army Corps

The Washington Post - - National News -

NEW OR­LEANS — A fed­eral judge threw out a key class-ac­tion law­suit against the U.S. Army Corps of En­gi­neers over levee breaches af­ter Hur­ri­cane Ka­t­rina, say­ing that the agency failed to pro­tect the city but that his hands were tied by the law.

U.S. Dis­trict Judge Stan­wood Du­val ruled that the Corps should be held im­mune over fail­ures in drainage canals that caused much of the flood­ing of New Or­leans in Au­gust 2005.

The suit led to about 489,000 claims by busi­nesses, gov­ern­ment en­ti­ties and res­i­dents, to­tal­ing tril­lions of dol­lars in dam­ages against the agency

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