Hurricane Katrina Decision Highlights Liability for Decaying Infrastructure

, New York Law Journal


In his Environmental Law column, Michael B. Gerrard, a professor and director of the Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School, analyzes a Fifth Circuit decision with broad implications for the liability of federal agencies for injuries caused by the decay of infrastructure due to erosion, sea level rise, and other ongoing conditions, and, less directly, the liability of state and municipal governments, and even private entities in charge of built structures.

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