By: Michael H. Payne and Craig A. Schroeder

There has been a great deal of interest in the potential liability that a government contractor has for harm to third parties during or following the performance of a federal construction project.  Although the government frequently enjoys sovereign immunity, the transfer of the government’s immunity to a

A decision has been issued in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, by Judge Stanwood R. Duval, Jr., dismissing the consolidated class action lawsuit against the United States Army Corps of Engineers for the failure of the Orleans Parish outfall canals and, in particular, the 17th Street Canal that