Examines selected issues regarding Federal liability for Hurricane Katrina-related flood damages, in light of lawsuits filed against the Federal Government claiming that levees and floodwalls built and maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers failed to protect New Orleans. Provides background on New Orleans levee failure, and describes various theories of liability. Analyzes legal defenses available to Federal Government under the Federal Tort Claims Act and the Flood Control Act of 1928.
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Microfiche version: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service. Federal Liability for Hurricane Katrina-Related Flood Damage