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Katrina floodwall case heads to New Orleans trial | Businessweek

The Army Corps of Engineers is back on trial, seven years after Hurricane Katrina's epic storm surge shredded the flood protection system it had built for New Orleans.

The trial will be the second to pit New Orleans residents against the corps over damage from flooding in Katrina's aftermath. The storm struck Aug. 29, 2005, leaving about 80 percent of the city under water after levees and floodwalls failed.

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