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Tsunami victims to sue NOAA, hotel chain

[JURIST] Alleging negligence over their failure to provide warning of the impending disaster, Austrian and German victims of the December tsunami in Asia will file suit in the US against the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) [official website] in Washington and the tsunami warning center in Hawaii, a lawyer for the group said Monday. A yet-to-be announced hotel chain will also be named in the suit. The latest death toll from the disaster has reached nearly 287,000, while more than 800 Germans and Austrians have been declared dead or missing. AFP has the full story. The International Oceanographic Commission provides more information on the Asian tsunami.

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