NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has reversed itself in a Hurricane Katrina case over the liability of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Monday, the Fifth Circuit withdrew its earlier opinion in the case and substituted a new one that says the army engineers can't be held liable in property owners' lawsuits. The army engineers are entitled to immunity from such suits, the court ruled.

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