Fifth Circuit Upholds Win for Katrina Plaintiffs as Lead Lawyer Faces Sentencing over Campaign Contributions


Hurricane Katrina victims are closer to recovering billions from the federal government thanks to the Fifth Circuit's ruling that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can be held liable for New Orleans flooding. The ruling came as the lawyer leading the plaintiffs case, Pierce O'Donnell, awaited sentencing on criminal charges relating to his donations to John Edwards' 2004 presidential campaign.

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