Submit a Claim
The Court has approved a class action settlement related to the alleged failures and overtopping of levees and other flood and water control structures during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Settlement Class members can now submit a claim and the claim filing deadline is April 30, 2015.
If you previously were mailed a Settlement notice in 2013 or registered on this website to receive a claim form, you should receive your claim form in the mail by the end of November, 2014.
If you did not receive a claim form in the mail or if you lost your claim form, you may submit a claim online.
Review the Detailed Notice to get information about who is eligible to submit a claim, the different claim types and estimated payment amounts.
The lawsuit alleged that levees and other flood and water control structures failed and/or were overtopped as a result of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita because they were not properly designed, inspected, or maintained, and that this failure caused property damage, personal injury and other losses. The Settling Defendants said that the levees failed for reasons beyond their control and that they did not do anything wrong.
Three settlement funds totaling approximately $19.3 million as of September 30, 2014 have been established. After fees, costs, expenses and Class Representative awards are paid, remaining settlement funds will be paid to individuals and businesses who submit valid claims by April 30, 2015.
If you have questions, please refer to the FAQs page.