Hurricane Katrina Class Action Lawsuit

Exnicios of the New Orleans law firm of Liska, Exnicios & Nungesser, and Conrad S.P. Martin & Williams, have filed a class action lawsuit against a number of major oil companies they say are actually responsible for Hurricane Katrina’s devastation of New Orleans.

The lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court For The Eastern District of Louisiana, temporarily operating out of Lafayette, LA and Houma, LA, alleges that the major oil companies’ oil, gas and pipeline exploration and drilling activities throughout Southeast Louisiana resulted in ecological damages to such an extent that coastal marshes were destroyed which previously had protected New Orleans naturally from Katrina level hurricane force winds and tidal surges.

“We believe it’s the right time to pinpoint who’s essentially responsible for the devastation caused by Katrina in the first place - the major oil and gas companies, who haphazardly dredged thousands of miles of exploration and drill site canals throughout South Louisiana to extract oil and gas.”

These companies together destroyed over 100 miles of terra firma between the mouth of the Mississippi River and the City of New Orleans, and its time now for a just reckoning of the devastating outcome of their quest for profits over the safety of the people and destruction of property in New Orleans.

Exnicios said that thousands of miles of pipeline and drilling rig location canals were dredged throughout southeastern Louisiana in the 100 miles between the mouth of the Mississippi River and New Orleans.

Before the 1930s and 40s when “Big Oil” began dredging the thousands of their canals that today crisscross the Mississippi River Delta, the coastal marshlands provided an almost 100-mile natural barrier between the Gulf of Mexico and the City of New Orleans.

Source [www.prnewswire.com]

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11 Responses to “Hurricane Katrina Class Action Lawsuit”

  1. April Parker Says:

    I am looking for a list if any, of class action lawsuits for the state of Mississippi in regards to Hurricane Katrina. I see plenty for Louisiana, but I want Mississippi. Can you direct me to some?

    Thanks..

  2. Angsuman Chakraborty Says:

    More than a dozen Hurricane Katrina victims from Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing the federal government of wrongfully denying them temporary housing assistance.

    Attorneys said this is probably the first of a string of suits to be filed against the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other government agencies.

    “FEMA has fallen so far from the mark of what they were supposed to do. There’s no excuse,” said Howard Godnick, an attorney for the plaintiffs.

    Source: USAToday [www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2005-11-10-fema-sued_x.htm]

  3. GREGORY KELLY Says:

    WE LIVED IN ST. BERNARD PARISH (ARABI), LOST EVERYTHING BUSINESS, HOME INCL MUSIC STUDIO, THE AGENCY GIVES US SO MANY STORIES ELIGIBLE, INELIGIBLE, DENIED, APROVED, PENDING, NO MORE FUNDS,WE WILL JUST SAY, THEY HAVE NO WORD THEY HAVE NO SHAME. IF YOU KNOW WHERE WE CAN GET HELP CALL 571-330-2721 LV MSG.

  4. mike Says:

    I am looking for a full list of hurricane Katrina class action law suits. I am a evacuee and would like to find all resources to help me get back on my feet.

  5. mandira Says:

    We are trying to provide you a full list of hurricane Katrina class action law suits.

  6. QUIANA WALKER Says:

    I AM HIGHLY UPSET AT THE WAY THAT FEMA HANDLED THE ENTIRE SITUATION. I LOST EVERYTHING AND I GAVE ALL THE INFORMATION REQUIRED AND I STILL JUST RECIEVED 2.300 DOLLARS AND HERE IT IS THAT PERSONS WHO DID NOT HAVE ANYTHING RECIEVED 10,000……….. THATS TOTALLY UNFARE

  7. GILDA DANIEL-GRIFFIN Says:

    I LOST EVERYTHING I HAD IN NOLA KATRINA FEMA REFUSE TO PAY RENT FOR ME FOR A FEW MONTHS AS I REQUESTED.

  8. jocko Says:

    Its about time all these stupid lawsuits stop, lets blame this person, lets blame that person. This was a hurricane, plain and simple. Its sad that when a law firm files a class action suit the only people who actually get something out of it is the law firm. Oh those people who signed up for the suit will get a few bucks (maybe) but the law firm stands to make millions on others pain. A very good example was when Dodge/Chrysler was taken to court about a failed lock on their mini-van. The lawyers in this case made millions and those who lost property or were hurt got new locks on their vans. This Katrina Law Suit only serves one purpose, to make the law firm millions.

  9. ajohnson Says:

    i need information on lawsuit filed for hurricane katrina damages. also suits filed againsts army corp of engineers and gretna bridge incident.

  10. Jane Doe Says:

    Why don´t you sue the president? How come he is able to send troops to Irak in a day and take 2 weeks to go down to the disaster? People without food and water for 5 days? No medical assistance? Is USA a 3rd world country or what? So much money in oil and so little in the basics of life? Why can´t the president get sued for malpractice in his job… He hasn´t been able to do his duty ever! He´s majorly responsible for all the people´s suffering and lack of assistance… Money for guns and no money or proper assistance/food for people that pay tax in their own country… IRS is quick to get money but to give it out in emergency situations… That´s another story right? SUE THE PRESIDENT!!!!!

  11. Dawn Davis Says:

    I lost everything due to Hurricane Katrina. I am now living in New York and things are extremely difficult for me. After the Hurricane I was forced to accept a Small Business Loan (SBA). That loan is now haunting me. It went from a 21,400.00 loan to a 30,000.00 debt. My taxes and stimulas funds have been intercepted. This is making it hard for me to even provide food for my children. Are there any lawsuits I should be involved in? I just don’t think its fair that I have to pay them this money. How can I ever get on my feet. It is 2009 and I still haven’t even paid all the bills I accumulated when I was a Louisiana resident. I really need help!!!

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