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Litigation group seeks Katrina victims

Aug 29, 2006 | Fourteen law firms,banding together as the Levee Litigation Group -urged residents of Jefferson, Orleans and St. Bernard parishes today to file forms protecting their rights to recover damages from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The litigation group, led by attorney Joe Bruno, held a press conference this morning on the steps of the Federal District Courthouse in New Orleans, where they discussed plans to sue the corps for failing to secure levees properly against flooding prompted by Hurricane Katrina a year ago.

At, the Standard Form 95 needed to take legal action against the corps and its contractors can be downloaded and completed. Be forewarned: Completing attachments to the form could lead to retaining the litigation group as your attorney.

Other firms joining Bruno & Bruno in the suit include Lambert & Nelson, Gainsburgh Benjamin, Walter Dumas, Fayard & Honeycutt, Parker & Waichman, and deGravelles Palmintier.

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