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Halfway house sued after resident allegedly injured in violent attack

By Andrey Burin | Apr 20, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans-based halfway home run by the Volunteers of America of Greater New Orleans Inc. is being sued by a resident who, while in the home's transition program, was allegedly attacked by another resident.

Marks E. Amos filed suit against Volunteers of America of Greater New Orleans Inc. in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on March 17.

The plaintiff asserts that he began his residence at the RRC in September 2013, which was intended to be a brief transitional stay of around two or three months. He claims to have been repeatedly and maliciously denied in his requests for home confinement after the Federal Bureau of Prisons Regional Office officially approved his request on Feb. 6, 2014. On March 17, 2014, he claims that a fellow resident suffered a reaction to a controlled substance and went into a rage, throwing a chair and severely injuring the plaintiff.

The plaintiff seeks damages in an unspecified amount for suffering due to unfulfilled promises by the defendant as well as personal injury, medical bills and loss of wages.

The plaintiff is represented by G. Karl Bernard of New Orleans-based G. Karl Bernard & Associates LLC.

This case has been assigned to Divison F Judge Christopher J. Bruno.
Case no. 2015-02428.

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