Thursday, November 10, 2005


Citizens sue FEMA

I knew this was coming at some point:

Katrina victims sue FEMA
NEW ORLEANS — A prominent New York law firm, a Washington-based civil rights legal organization, and a California nonprofit legal organization, together with a Southern University law professor today filed a class-action suit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to force the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide timely aid to victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The lawsuit, the first file against FEMA in relation to its response to Katrina, says that the agency has violated and continues to violate Federal law by failing to discharge its obligations as the federal agency chartered to care for victims of natural disasters.

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