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U.S. Court of Appeals upholds government contractor defense in Hurricane Katrina mass tort litigation
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • December 9 2009

On November 25, 2009, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld the lower court decision that dredging companies which performed maintenance dredging in the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO) navigational canal for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“Army Corps”) were not legally responsible for the Hurricane Katrina flooding of New Orleans because of the government contractor’s defense

House of Representatives passes Coast Guard authorization bill again
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • October 27 2009

On October 23, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives once again passed the authorizing legislation for the U.S. Coast Guard with its accompanying 300 pages of diverse maritime legislative provisions (H.R. 3619

Maritime provisions enacted in US defense legislation
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • October 13 2009

On Oct. 8, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010