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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    The lawsuit started out as a case against the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the manufacturers and installers of the trailers, but the judge ruled FEMA ... trailer manufacturers for $42 million. “It was a challenging case, and we ultimately ...
    02/19/2014 - 7:00 pm | View Link
  • FEMA sends extra settlement checks to plaintiffs in formaldehyde suit
    NEW ORLEANS -- Debra Coleman was among tens of thousands of Gulf Coast residents who joined class action lawsuits against manufacturers of FEMA trailers ... would run in that trailer,' said Coleman. The manufacturers eventually settled.
    11/6/2013 - 1:48 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
  • Class-action lawsuit over FEMA trailers built locally coming to an end
    The proposed settlement with the trailer makers was expanded late ... a group of Texas residents’ claims against FEMA would be the only formaldehyde-related claims that haven’t been settled or dismissed by the judge, according to lead plaintiffs ...
    05/30/2012 - 8:00 am | View Link
  • FEMA Trailers Lawsuit: Settlement Reached Over Hazardous Fumes
    A separate agreement with four FEMA contractors that installed or refurbished trailers will be filed Tuesday, lead plaintiffs' attorney Gerald Meunier told The Associated Press. Nearly two dozen FEMA trailer makers ... haven't been settled or dismissed ...
    05/28/2012 - 2:13 am | View Link
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  • Class Action Lawsuits
    Katrina victims file class action against FEMA Attorneys acting on behalf of over a dozen Hurricane Katrina disaster victims have filed a ...
    04/20/2015 - 1:29 am | View Website
  • FEMA Formaldehyde Travel Trailer Settlement
    FEMA Formaldehyde Litigation Home Welcome. This site has been established to provide information regarding the settlements reached in the FEMA Formaldehyde Products ...
    04/19/2015 - 1:55 pm | View Website
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