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Jury deliberating FEMA trailer case

NEW ORLEANS — A federal jury yesterday rejected a New Orleans man’s claims that government contractors provided him with a trailer after Hurricane Katrina that exposed him to dangerous fumes, dealing another blow to those suing the trailer makers. Eight jurors unanimously decided that a trailer made by Forest River Inc. of Goshen, Ind., and occupied by Lyndon Wright, 39, ...

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Thompson opposes FEMA trailer sale

JACKSON — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was asked today to block the distribution of tens of thousands of FEMA trailers sold through government auctions. U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said in a letter to Holder today that flooding the market with more than 100,000 units produced for the Federal Emergency Management Agency ...

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