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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  • Grant program helped most La. homeowners weather post-Katrina storm - USA Today
    ... formula spawned a racial discrimination lawsuit, which was later settled. ... that money it would cost to give someone a FEMA trailer and use ...
    07/30/2015 - 10:50 am | View Link
  • Grants helped many weather post-Katrina storm - USA Today
    ... formula spawned a racial discrimination lawsuit, which was later settled. ... that money it would cost to give someone a FEMA trailer and use ...
    07/30/2015 - 9:49 am | View Link
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  • Despite bumps in the Road Home, program served most well
    Policies changed rapidly as the Louisiana Recovery Authority learned about unanticipated issues, such as houseboats and trailer homes being ineligible ... the formula spawned a racial discrimination lawsuit, which was later settled. As part of the ...
    07/29/2015 - 5:00 pm | View Link
  • Lumber Liquidators: The FEMA Trailer Formaldehyde Lawsuit Comparison
    One of the items of uncertainty around Lumber Liquidators (NYSE ... 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 ...
    05/25/2015 - 11:15 pm | View Link
  • Class-action suit against FEMA trailer manufacturers settled for $42.6 million
    Engelhardt presided over three trials for claims against FEMA trailer manufacturers and installers after ... of 44 FEMA trailers in early 2006 conducted by the Sierra Club found formaldehyde concentrations as high as 0.34 parts per million – a level ...
    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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  • The Times-Picayune on NOLA.com
    Online version of New Orleans' daily newspaper, the Times-Picayune. Offers news, weather, sports, classifieds, blogs and forums.
    08/2/2015 - 7:50 pm | View Website
  • FEMA trailers | RV Business
    A class-action settlement agreement has been reached to resolve nearly all the remaining court claims over allegations that government-issued trailers ...
    08/2/2015 - 7:25 am | View Website
  • Free formaldehyde test kits for former FEMA trailers
    ToxicTrailers.com was launched after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 when the government spent more than $2 billion on FEMA trailers with high levels of formaldehyde that ...
    08/1/2015 - 10:04 am | View Website
  • Toxic Trailers
    ToxicTrailers.com was launched after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 when the government spent more than $2 billion on FEMA trailers with high levels of formaldehyde that ...
    08/1/2015 - 8:53 am | View Website
  • How to Purchase Used Fema Trailers | eHow
    How to Purchase Used Fema Trailers. After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) ordered trailers for ...
    08/1/2015 - 8:24 am | View Website
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