Supreme Court passes on St. Bernard residents' appeal

St. Bernard Parish residents seeking compensation for property damage suffered in Hurricane Katrina were left disappointed Jan. 7.

Nola.com reports that the U.S. Supreme Court passed on hearing an appeal from St. Bernard and Lower 9th Ward residents in New Orleans who blame the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet for devaluing their property. Plaintiffs accused the Corps of failing to maintain the MR-GO, which funneled storm surge into the two areas during Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Gustav.

The Plaintiffs won in Federal Claims Court, but that decision was overturned in April 2018 by the U.S. Court of Appeals. The Supreme Court passing on the case effectively ends the legal action.

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