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St. Bernard Parish v US Army Corps of Engineers

Geographic relevance: United States

Language: Inglés

Data type: Legal citations

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The case was brought after Hurricane Katrina caused serious flooding in New Orleans in 2005. The claim was brought on the basis that the Defendant failed in its duty to protect residents against flooding, because it had not ensured that the flood defences were high enough and strong enough. The claim initially succeeded. Although the decision was reversed on appeal on the facts, it remains an illustration of the type of claim that could be pursued.

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