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Jurors: FEMA trailer didn't expose family to fumes

From the Associted Press:

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal jury has rejected a New Orleans

family's claims that the government-issued trailer they lived in

after Hurricane Katrina was defective and exposed them to dangerous

fumes.

A jury of five men and three women on Thursday decided that a

trailer made by Gulf Stream Coach Inc. and occupied by Alana

Alexander and her 12-year-old son, Christopher Cooper, was not

"unreasonably dangerous" in its construction.

The jury also concluded that Fluor Enterprises Inc., which had a

contract to install FEMA trailers, wasn't negligent in doing so.

The federal government wasn't a defendant in this first of

several "bellwether" trials.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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