Army Corps of Engineers sued by New Orleans area residents in Katrina aftermath.
New Orleans, LA(JusticeNewsFlash.com)–Justice Stanwood Duval a judge for the federal U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, in New Orleans, began hearing the claim filed by plaintiff’s attorneys for resident of New Orleans and St. Bernard Parish against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Monday. As reported by The Times-Picayune, civil trial lawyers began presenting their allegations of negligence against the Army Corps of Engineers in their role in the catastrophic damages and injuries to Louisiana residents after Hurricane Katrina. Lawyers for the thousands of injured victims are alleging the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet eroded and led to massive flooding in eastern New Orleans, the Lower 9th Ward, and St. Bernard Parish causing catastrophic damages and injuries to homeowners and businesses.
The federal lawsuit filed by attorneys on behalf of Hurricane Katrina flood victims is seeking compensation from the federal government citing the navigation project completed and maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers. The civil trial is expected to last three to four weeks and will be heard by Judge Stanwood Duval in absence of a jury. Plaintiff’s attorneys are seeking to prove the Army Corps of Engineers failed to properly build and maintain the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet and their negligence led to the irreprebable damages to Louisiana consumers and business owners leaving them homeless, jobless, and without resources to recover.
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