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Hurricane Katrina

$16 Billion Debt Cancellation Gives Breathing Space for National Flood Insurance Program

The Senate’s vote Tuesday to forgive $16 billion in debt owed by the National Flood Insurance Program gives a much-needed boost for NFIP as it faces large payouts from recent hurricanes. Packaged with other disaster aid...more

How Should the Flood Management Community Deal with the Uncertainty of Climate Change?

by Downey Brand LLP on

Despite reticence in Washington, D.C. about the term “climate change” (see our previous blog post on this topic), there is plenty of discussion in the media and in scientific circles about whether intense, off-the-charts...more

Lessons Learned from Katrina and Hurricane Harvey Relief Guidance to Date for those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

by Winstead PC on

Following Hurricane Katrina (“HK”), excellent minds in the government worked to provide helpful guidance on relief that employers could elect to utilize to assist employees impacted by that hurricane or other disasters either...more

Medicaid’s Role in Public Emergencies and Health Crises

Editor’s Note: When it comes to natural disasters and public health crises, it is not surprising—in fact, it is expected—that federal agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) and the Centers for...more

New Orleans Federal Court Dismisses Relators’ Improper Billing Claims against FEMA Temporary Housing Contractor Due to...

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

On September 14, 2016, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana granted a government contractor’s summary judgment motion and dismissed a lawsuit brought against it by False Claims Act relators...more

Disaster Recovery: Navigating FEMA's Cumbersome Financial Assistance Rules

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1, and will end on November 30. Hilary S. Cairnie offers his views on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) policies for reimbursement of disaster...more

Mississippi Supreme Court Rules In Insurer’s Favor In Windstorm Pool Assessment Dispute

by Carlton Fields on

In a dispute concerning a post-Hurricane Katrina assessment levied by a state-based windstorm pool, the Mississippi Supreme Court recently held that an insurer was entitled to submit revised information pertaining to its...more

The Roundup: Last Week’s Recommended Reading (August 28, 2015)

by Law School Toolbox on

It’s Time for Law Firm Leadership to “Lean In”: Susan Smith Blakely, author of the Best Friends at the Bar book series, discusses the “Lean In” mentality and what it really means for women in law careers. (The Girl’s...more

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