Hurricane Katrina Levee Breach - CA# 05-4182
A joint motion for summary judgment filed by Deutsch Kerrigan's Charles F. Seemann on behalf of Burk Kleinpeter, Inc., Frank J. Barry and Victor E. Stilwell (1939-2006) on behalf of Modjeski and Masters, Inc., and by other counsel representing two other engineering firms involved in work supervised by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the mammoth consolidated Hurricane Katrina levee breach litigation pending before Judge Stanwood Duval in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana was GRANTED and certified under Rule 54(b). The judgment upholds and enforces the five year preemptive period of LaRS 9: 5607, dismissing the claims filed in fourteen class action suits against the clients of the firm. The Court's opinion and judgment are Doc. Nos. 2148 and 2149 in the consolidated cases (CA# 05-4182).