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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    His nose would run in that trailer," said Coleman. The manufacturers eventually settled. Many of the plaintiffs recently ... of at least a dozen other people who joined the class action lawsuit who also received two checks. "It's rather odd that they ...
    11/6/2013 - 11:48 am | View Link
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    The trailer-style homes deployed after the Gulf Coast area ... for months exposed them to high levels of formaldehyde and caused health problems. The lawsuit was settled for $37.5 million this year. "I would imagine anyone who's heard about the quote ...
    11/15/2012 - 1:37 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 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Class-action lawsuit over FEMA trailers built locally coming to an end
    The proposed settlement with the trailer makers was expanded late Monday to include ... against FEMA would be the only formaldehyde-related claims that haven’t been settled or dismissed by the judge, according to lead plaintiffs’ attorney Gerald ...
    05/30/2012 - 4:00 am | View Link
  • FEMA Trailers Lawsuit: Settlement Reached Over Hazardous Fumes
    Nearly two dozen FEMA trailer makers agreed last month to pay a total of $ ... Management Agency would be the only formaldehyde-related claims that haven't been settled or dismissed by the judge, Meunier said. Meunier estimates that roughly 60,000 ...
    05/29/2012 - 4:25 am | View Link
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