Fema Trailer Lawsuit Settled For $42.6 Million

More than seven years after Hurricane Katrina, a federal judge in New Orleans has given his final approval to a $42.6 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit alleging that travel trailers provided by the federal government as temporary housing emitted hazardous levels of the toxic chemical formaldehyde.

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    Probably the most relevant settlement was the class-action lawsuit against FEMA trailer manufacturers that involved 55,000 residents and was settled for $42.6 million. This equals $775 per resident, and I believe that each resident was eligible for a ...
    05/25/2015 - 10:58 pm | View Link
  • Class-action suit against FEMA trailer manufacturers settled for $42.6 million
    Payments are expected to go out late this year or early next year, the AP said. Engelhardt presided over three trials for claims against FEMA trailer manufacturers and installers after he was picked in 2007 to oversee hundreds of consolidated lawsuits.
    09/27/2012 - 11:11 pm | View Link
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    Meunier said 21 trailer makers or their insurers will pay to resolve the ... Willibrand said the company settled to avoid running up even more legal expenses. “It’s cost way too much money already,” he said. Court-appointed mediators helped broker ...
    04/19/2012 - 12:49 am | View Link
  • FEMA trailer divides neighbors in Slidell
    He settled into his trailer ... repairing his home before his lawsuit reaches resolution. There would be no point in the demolition order then, and he said he hopes it will be rescinded. Meanwhile, moments after his trailer disappeared, Kron did not ...
    12/23/2010 - 5:00 am | View Link
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  • Ford Diesel Engine Class Action Settlement
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