Louisiana’s Power Utilities Sue US Army Corps of Engineers over Hurricane Katrina
The federal court suit claims the Corps' negligence cost the companies millions of dollars in uncompensated damages to the Entergy New Orleans and Entergy Louisiana systems. That resulted in major rate increases for their customers.
The suit does not ask for a specific dollar amount. But Entergy's insurer, Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co., says it has paid out $69.5 million. The insurer also is a plaintiff and is seeking what it paid back from the federal government.