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A federal district court judge has dismissed numerous lawsuits filed by New Orleans-area residents against the Army Corps of Engineers related to 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. 

The decision by U.S. District Court judge Stanwood Duval Jr. in New Orleans was seen as inevitable in the wake of a recent ruling by a panel of the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that reversed his 2009 decision holding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers liable for flooding caused by lax maintenance of a shipping channel.

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