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
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.