September 6, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The US Civilian Board of Contract Appeals has ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)to pay the City of New Orleans $10.8 million in connection to Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The decision, issued last week, comes in response to a June 2012 request for arbitration by the City of New ...[read more]
September 25, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called Monday for the implementation of measures to allow women greater access to justice systems. In his statement to leaders of around 80 nations during the High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Rule of Law, he described women as "champions for ...[read more]
February 20, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Wednesday reversed a lower court ruling that dismissed a suit resulting from Hurricane Katrina brought on behalf of the US against eight flood insurers. The original suit, brought by Realtor Branch Consultants under the qui tam provisions of the ...[read more]
July 29, 2008
by Andrew Wood
OMB Watch Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice asserted in federal court that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) should be immune from lawsuits filed in response to the massive formaldehyde contamination that has plagued hurricane recovery housing. FEMA provided this housing... ...[read more]
July 24, 2008
by Devin Montgomery
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) argued on Wednesday that it should be immune from lawsuits brought by Hurricane Katrina evacuees who claim they were injured by toxic fumes released by emergency trailers provided by the agency. FEMA made the argument before the US District Court for ...[read more]
May 3, 2007
by Katerina Ossenova
US District Judge Jay Zainey has dismissed part of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by families whose relatives died during Hurricane Katrina. The son of Ethel Mayo Freeman sued the federal government, including former FEMA director Michael Brown and Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff ... ...[read more]
December 24, 2006
by Natalie Hrubos
A federal appeals court Friday suspended a November order by US District Judge Richard Leon requiring the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to reinstate certain housing payments to Hurricane Katrina victims. The US DC Circuit Court of Appeals suspended the order in response to FEMA's re... ...[read more]
December 19, 2006
by Jeannie Shawl
Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have said that a program providing temporary housing to victims of Hurricane Katrina could resume this week. US District Judge Richard Leon last month ordered FEMA to reinstate certain housing payments for Katrina victims due to the ...[read more]
December 14, 2006
by Jeannie Shawl
US District Judge Richard J. Leon said Wednesday that systems set up by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to manage housing payments for victims of Hurricane Katrina had created a legal disaster and ordered several FEMA officials to appear in court Monday to testify about th... ...[read more]
December 6, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said Tuesday that it will appeal a November ruling ordering the agency to reinstate certain housing payments for victims of Hurricane Katrina due to FEMA's failure to clearly explain to evacuees why they were denied housing assistance under the Staf... ...[read more]

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