5th Circuit Revives Claims Against WGI

The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeal revived Plaintiffs' claims against the Washington Group International, Inc. (now URS) over the company's role in the levee breaches that flooded the New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward and St. Bernard Parish during Katrina.

The Federal Appeals Court reversed the District Court's ruling dismissing claims against the Army Corps of Engineers contractor stating that the company is not entitled to hide behind the "Government Contractor Immunity" for its work. The case has now been sent back to the District Court for further proceedings.

You can read a copy of the opinion here and WWLTV news report here.