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.