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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Massive Claims Relating to Katrina

The AP reports about the massive claims for damages sought by plaintiffs against the Corps of Engineers relating to the levee failures.  The article does recognize that the amounts sought are just numbers, with no particular connection to reality or the lawsuits in question.  One claim is for $3 quadrillion, which is, well, a lot larger than, for instance, the gross domestic product.  (Why limit it to $3 quadrillion?  Heck of a question.)

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