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Will Hurricane Katrina Further Define The “Act Of God” Defense?
February 8, 2006

Jones Walker attorneys, Michael Chernekoff and Amy Cowley, recently authored the article, "Will Hurricane Katrina Further Define The 'Act Of God' Defense?", published in the State Bar of Texas Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Section Report for December 2005.  The article examines whether, in light of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, courts will reevaluate their long-standing reluctance to apply the Act of God defense to claims involving releases to the environment that resulted from the storm.