Katrina Victim is Suing the U.S. for $3 Quadrillion

And I hated lawsuits before this – wow!  A moron who built his house below sea level just to get it demolished so now he’s doing the American thing and suing somebody victim of Hurricane Katrina is suing the United States Army Corps of Engineers  for $3,000,000,000,000,000 (3 quadrillion).  (The U.S. gross domestic product [GDP] was$13.2 trillion in 2007, just for a comparison.)  The claim is based from Baker, Louisiana (about 93 miles northwest of New Orleans), an area with a trailer park where many victims are now living (so in other words, nobody but the people seeing the suit know where the man/woman lived before Katrina).

So far, the total in claims that has been sent to the Corps of Engineers is $3,014,170,389,176,410 from 489,000 claims.  Of those claims, 247 were for at least $1 billion, including this one as well as a $77 billion claim from the City of New Orleans.

I’m sorry – but this is just ridiculous.  It’s some idiot trying to “Aim high and negotiate down” as the lawyers say, but suits like this just clog up the Federal courts.  Put in a claim for what you lost – maybe a little more for damages and move on.

And when you move on – don’t relocate to New Orleans.  A below sea level city is the WORST idea in the world.  I say that the government pays the lawsuits for this one, but if it happens again, “we told you so.”  Just move out.

Done Ranting,

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3 Responses to “Katrina Victim is Suing the U.S. for $3 Quadrillion”

  1. doctorj Says:


  2. wishfullthinker Says:

    Just move out you say. That’s just what they want them to do. I say that they should be awarded as much as they can get so that they are able to keep the land that generations of people have lived on. Without the money that they can get from these lawsuits they won’t have a chance against the land grabbers. Sure some, maybe a lot of them will take the money and run. But I am really hoping that more will stay and reclaim what is theirs.

  3. inkslwc Says:

    They should be awarded the value of their house and some damages. And then, they should do the SMART thing and run. It was luck that allowed generations fo people to live on that land. As a meteorologist – I can tell you that New Orleans shouldn’t have been spared as long as it was. The fact that it happened to have survived as long as it did should be something that the residents should be thankful for – but it’s time to leave now.

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