Ridgely v. FEMA
Class Certification Order
The lawsuit, filed in federal court in
Orleans, alleges that FEMA
assistance to the plaintiffs without proper notice or a fair
appeal the decision. The suit claims
that this practice violates their right to due process under the Fifth
Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
suit also alleges that FEMA acts unlawfully when it cuts off assistance
individuals that it claims were overpaid without explaining why it
person was overpaid, without informing them that they can request a
waiver, and without providing an opportunity to contest the overpayment
and a coalition of public interest organizations and private law firms
class action lawsuit against FEMA on behalf of low-income individuals
from their homes by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
This document is the court's
order regarding class certification.