The Army Corps of Engineers is not liable for property damage caused by Hurricane Katrina, according to a ruling by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Three years ago, U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. ruled that the federal government is not immune from suits blaming post-Katrina damage on corps' operation and maintenance. The appeals court overturned that decision on Monday.
The same panel of judges had originally ruled in favor of plaintiffs but reversed their decision, reports MSNBC. That ruling changes everything for families who lost their property during Katrina.