My friend, the Honorable Stanwood Duval, made what I know was a tough decision to dismiss the Army Corps of Engineers from most of the levee breach lawsuits. He did this because our government is allowed to dictate when it can and can’t be sued. In 1928 Congress made it impossible to sue the Army Corps of Engineers for flood related projects.
Please write your representatives in Congress and let them know that these laws are inappropriate. Government shouldn’t be immune to lawsuit when they are negligent with their responsibilities. In the case of New Orleans, government negligence caused the death of over 1400 people and the destuctions of over 100,000 homes and businesses.
Read all about this decision HERE.