Monday, January 24, 2011

Decision of Interest: 5th Circuit Rejects Katrina Flood Settlement

The Fifth Circuit rejected the $21 million settlement of a class action over damage caused by the levee breaches on the grounds that it did not grapple with the fairness of dispersal of funds and instead "punted" that job to the special master.

The BNA reports here at U.S. Law Week.  The opinion is available here.

RJE

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/2011/01/decision-of-interest-5th-circuit-rejects-katrina-flood-settlement.html

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