Hurricane Katrina was a catastrophic loss for many victims not only in New Orleans where most all the media concentrates their stories, but for the entire Gulf Coast region. However, for someone to sue for $3,014,170,389,176,410 is a total and complete joke. This is about as ludicrous as when Al Bundy on “Married With Children” looked to sue for a GA-zillion dollars.
If one ever wanted to trivialize the real damages that victims of Hurricane Katrina truly suffered, this is certainly the way to do it. Of course there was a willing attorney to aid this individual in the process.
NEW ORLEANS – Hurricane Katrina’s victims have put a price tag on their suffering and it is staggering — including one plaintiff seeking the unlikely sum of $3 quadrillion.
A whopping $3,014,170,389,176,410 is the dollar figure so far sought from some of the largest claims filed against the federal government over damage from the failure of levees and flood walls following the Aug. 29, 2005, hurricane.
Of roughly 489,000 total claims, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it has received 247 for at least $1 billion apiece, including the one for $3 quadrillion. (Yahoo News)
Maybe names should be released …
The corps released zip codes, but no names, for the 247 claims of at least $1 billion. The list includes a $77 billion claim by the city of New Orleans. Fourteen involve a wrongful death claim. Fifteen were filed by businesses, including several insurance companies.
Little is known about the person who claimed $3 quadrillion. It was filed in Baker, 93 miles northwest of New Orleans. Baker is far from the epicenter of Katrina’s destruction, but the city has a trailer park where hundreds of evacuees have lived since the storm.