TOXIC COURT rules Forest River Trailer did not cause Plaintiff’s injury
The second TOXIC FEMA Trailer Trial is complete resulting in no award for the plaintiff. This trial, as was the first, was held with Federal Court Judge Kurt Engelhardt excusing FEMA even being a part of the action. The judge picked the cases to first heard, and selected weaker cases with black plaintiffs, and then allowed juries to be almost entirely white.
Hundreds of thousands American disaster survivors were exposed to dangers of formaldehyde in FEMA housing after Katrina and Rita. FEMA knew their victims were in danger and did nothing but protect themselves. The struggle to demand accountability for the US Government’s actions and or in-actions is ongoing. Without FEMA being included in the trials the court appears to have managed to protect the defendants. The court’s resistance to allow the victims to get their day in court with FEMA appears intentional is appalling. The government continues to ignore the fate of these victims.
Being a Katrina survivor, I see my community steadily recovering from the hurricanes, but continue witness the health effects and suffering of my neighbors caused by the governments profit over people policies and FEMA’s lack of accountability.
The more I see of this litigation, I more I believe that there may be a “fox is in the hen house”. On the day of the verdict of the first trial, Senator David Vitter , R (LA) announced his commitment to Formaldehyde Council’s stand to block regulations for formaldehyde in building product. The lobby effort has been successful in blocking safe indoor air quality laws since the late 70s when EPA disclosed the dangers of formaldehyde in residential housing. The Senator has endorsed the Formaldehyde Council, building product industry and FEMA’s “keep the victims ignorant” policy. The out come of these cases will have a direct effect to members of the formaldehyde Council and Vitter’s cronies. With Vitter’s hand in the pocket of the Formaldehyde Council; why is David Vitter’s former campaign finance manager and very, very best friend the Judge Kurt Engelhardt orchestrating this litigation? Vitter helped Engelhardt get appointed to the bench.
The Plaintiff lawyers continue the long hard fight to protect the rights and the health of people that were fell victim to the flawed FEMA toxic housing plan. These trials are not over and you can get your chance to tell your story about FEMA’s arrogant assault on you family and neighbors.
Many victims have moved and changed telephone numbers since they registered with lawyers. If you have filed legal actions against FEMA, it is suggested that you contact your lawyers to make sure that your contact information has been updated.
Jesse John Fineran
Political Action Committee – National Apartment Association (NAA) files Amicus Brief in mold case (two infant deaths in mold filled apt – Wasatch Prop Mgmt) citing US Chamber/ACOEM ‘litigation defense report’ to disclaim health effects of indoor mold & limit financial risk for industry
“Changes in construction methods have caused US buildings to become perfect petri dishes for mold and bacteria to flourish when water is added. Instead of warning the public and teaching physicians that the buildings were causing illness; in 2003 the US Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform, a think-tank, and a workers comp physician trade organization mass marketed an unscientific nonsequitor to the courts to disclaim the adverse health effects to stave off liability for financial stakeholders of moldy buildings. Although publicly exposed many times over the years, the deceit lingers in US courts to this very day.” Sharon Noonan Kramer
Information on Riverstone Residential, the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency, and the owners of Toxic Mold Infested Jefferson Lakes Apartments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana continuing to allow tenants to be exposed to extreme amounts of mold toxins
Irrefutable evidence indicates that Riverstone Residential, Guarantee Service Team of Professionals, & plaintiffs’ attorney, J Arthur Smith III, must have agreed to exclude evidence that would have shown the owners of Jefferson Lakes Apartments & Riverstone Residential had knowledge of the severe MOLD INFESTATION at the complex before we moved in