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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    A class-action lawsuit was settled with the trailer manufacturers for $42 million. Fugate called the new models the “gold standard.” Upgrades also include wider hallways, and kitchens and bathrooms that meet federal accessibility standards.
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  • Post Katrina FEMA trailers still being sold?
    The General Services Administration sold 9 of 13 lots of trailers, and made buyers sign a form that says the trailer may have formaldehyde ... storage and recreational use only. FEMA settled a class action lawsuit in 2012 by former residents of those ...
    02/11/2016 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • Lumber Liquidators: The FEMA Trailer Formaldehyde Lawsuit Comparison
    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
  • FEMA Formaldehyde Trailer Class Action Settlement Checks Are on Their Way
    Engelhardt approved the Special Master’s Recommendations Concerning the Distribution of Settlement Funds in the FEMA Formaldehyde Trailer Class Action Settlement ... the contractors and trailer manufacturers have already been settled or dismissed.
    10/3/2013 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • FEMA: Sandy Units are ‘Manufactured Homes’
    Despite their resemblance to housing found in trailer ... lawsuit against the homes’ manufacturers. Residents claimed that living in those units for months exposed them to high levels of formaldehyde and caused health problems. The lawsuit was settled ...
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  • FEMA trailer
    The term FEMA trailer, or FEMA travel trailer, is the name commonly given by the United States Government to forms of temporary manufactured housing assigned to the ...
    10/15/2016 - 9:59 pm | View Website
  • Toxic Trailers
    Imagine that you have just lost your home in a natural disaster, and are now waiting to get a FEMA trailer for temporary housing. The fact is, you and your family ...
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  • Formaldehyde
    Formaldehyde is a naturally-occurring organic compound with the formula CH 2 O. It is the simplest aldehyde and is also known by its systematic name methanal.
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