A resident of Baker, Louisiana has sued the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for $3 quadrillion in damages as a result of hurricane Katrina. This plaintiff puts to shame Jonathan Lee Riches©, the inmate who gained prominence by suing Michael Vick for 63 billion dollars. To put the figure in some perspective, a quadrillion is 1,000,000,000,000,000.
Also mentioned in the story is quote from Louisiana lawyer Daniel Becnel, Jr., who is quoted as saying, “The trauma these people [Katrina victims] have undergone is unlike anything that has occurred in the history of our country.” All lawyers are prone to a certain amount of hyperbole, but trauma unlike anything that has ever occurred in this country take it a bit too far. Take the 1900 hurricane that struck Galveston, Texas and caused 6,000 casualties, compared to the 1,600 deaths from Katrina. Or, the 618,000 casualties suffered during the Civil War.
Let us get some perspective.
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