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Jury Selection Resumes Tuesday in JP Katrina Flood Lawsuit

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Attorneys for Jefferson Parish and the plaintiffs in a Katrina flooding class action lawsuit will be back in court Tuesday to resume jury selection in the trial.

Six jurors were selected on Monday.

The case stems from the flood in Jefferson Parish during Hurricane Katrina.

Aaron Broussard, the parish president at the time, evacuated the pump operators and did not leave the pumps running.

Plaintiffs in the case say their homes flooded because of Broussard’s actions.

Broussard is serving prison time following a conviction on federal corruption charges.  Early indications show he will not be called to testify.

Since Katrina, Jefferson Parish has constructed safe houses for pump operators so they can remain on the job even during a major storm.

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