February 27, 2013
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnists Eric Delio and George Thompson, University of Pittsburgh School of Law Class of 2013, analyze Los Angeles County Flood Control District v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. and its potential impact...The recent US Supreme Court case, Los Angeles County Flood Control ...[read more]
January 30, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On January 30, 2008, a federal judge dismissed a class action lawsuit brought by citizens of New Orleans against the US Army Corps of Engineers, stating that a 1928 law granted them immunity from such suits. The lawsuit accused the Corps of negligence due to the collapse of a flood wall and levee ...[read more]
January 9, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Tuesday in Los Angeles County Flood Control District v. Natural Resources Defense Council that water flowing through a concrete channel from different points in the river does not create a pollutant under the Clean Water Act (CWA). Justice Ruth Bader ...[read more]
December 23, 2011
by Sarah Posner
Victims of Thailand's flood crisis filed a complaint Thursday with Thailand's Central Administrative Court alleging that Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and state agencies caused further damage during one of the countries worst floods. The complaint was issued on behalf of 352 victims against ...[read more]
September 4, 2010
by Sarah Paulsworth
Canada has allocated $105 million to build new prison cells at four existing prisons in anticipation of a drastic increase in prisoners over the next several years. The Canadian government's plan envisages the creation of 2,700 new spaces at the prisons within three years, in response to an ...[read more]
August 12, 2010
by Ingrid Burke
JURIST Guest Columnist Kushtrim Istrefi, Legal Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo, says that it would be misguided to construe the ICJ's recent advisory opinion on the legality of Kosovo's declaration of independence as the opening of the flood gates for all manner of secessionist ...[read more]
March 21, 2009
by Andrew Gilmore
A judge in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on Friday denied a motion by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Louisiana homeowners for damages suffered as a result of flooding during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The plaintiffs, five ...[read more]
February 20, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Wednesday reversed a lower court ruling that dismissed a suit resulting from Hurricane Katrina brought on behalf of the US against eight flood insurers. The original suit, brought by Realtor Branch Consultants under the qui tam provisions of the ...[read more]
May 3, 2008
by Bernard Hibbitts
Judge Stanwood R. Duval Jr. of the US Eastern District of Louisiana ruled again Friday that the US Army Corps of Engineers cannot claim immunity from suit in connection with damages suffered by plaintiffs by virtue of alleged defects in the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet (MRGO). Duval said that ...[read more]
April 8, 2008
by Howard Kline
Joseph Sher v. Lafayette Insurance Company, et al., Supreme Court of Louisiana, April 8, 2008. Read the full text of the opinion. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]

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