Monday, January 26, 2009

Federal 5th Circuit Court of Appeal Dismisses Katrina Death Claims

The Federal 5th Circuit Court of Appeal, located in New Orleans, ruled that the federal government cannot be held liable for deaths of three elderly people during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeal found the federal government was "shielded" from liability, although the government ADMITTED it didn't render aid in the wake of the storm.

Attorneys for family members of the victims had claimed the government should not be protected because it negligently failed to provide even the most basic aid to victims.

Making a mistake is one thing; "gross neglect," political opportunism, and political retribution is entirely another thing. Here the federal government didn't "just make a mistake;" Louisiana suffered a "political abortion" after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Alan Sayre, New Orleans Times-Picayune 01/22/2009 Read Article: New Orleans Times-Picayune

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