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Ruling in lingering post-Katrina flooding suit expected soon

Hurricane Katrina flooded thousands of homes. (Source: White House by Paul Morse) Hurricane Katrina flooded thousands of homes. (Source: White House by Paul Morse)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A decade-old lawsuit seeking damages from the U.S. government over flooding from Hurricane Katrina and other storms may be coming to a resolution soon, and a judge's latest filing indicates that at least some damages will be ordered. 

Judge Susan Braden of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington says in an order filed Wednesday that she will issue an order on liability in the case by May 4. She didn't say what her decision will be but set a May 6 conference in New Orleans to discuss "a potential resolution of the damages in this case." 

The 2005 lawsuit focuses on the now-closed Mississippi River Gulf Outlet - a federally built navigation canal blamed by many for flooding in St. Bernard Parish and New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward.

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