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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  • La. flood victims may get improved FEMA trailers - Yahoo! News
    ... it calls the “new and improved” FEMA trailer, though the ... A class-action lawsuit was settled with the trailer manufacturers for $42 ...
    08/17/2016 - 8:25 am | View Link
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  • Louisiana flood victims could get ‘new and improved’ FEMA trailers
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    08/17/2016 - 11:46 am | View Link
  • Post Katrina FEMA trailers still being sold?
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    02/11/2016 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • Lumber Liquidators: The FEMA Trailer Formaldehyde Lawsuit Comparison
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    05/25/2015 - 10:58 pm | View Link
  • Meeting Important FEMA Deadlines: What You Must Know To Preserve Your Rights Under Your Flood Policy
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  • 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
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  • Katrina, Rita victims get $42.6M in toxic FEMA trailer suit
    ... Rita victims get $42.6M in toxic FEMA trailer suit. ... Toxic FEMA Trailer Claims May be Settled ... have opted out of the settlement with the trailer ...
    08/25/2016 - 12:41 am | View Website
  • FEMA Trailer Settlement
    Companies that manufactured and installed FEMA trailers after Hurricane Katrina have agreed to pay $43 million to settle lawsuits alleging high levels of formaldehyde ...
    08/24/2016 - 6:26 am | View Website
  • Toxic FEMA Trailer Claims May be Settled
    Toxic FEMA Trailer Claims May be Settled. FEMA trailer homes in ... Calif.-based company and its insurers are negotiating a settlement even though a jury in ...
    08/21/2016 - 8:31 am | View Website
  • FEMA Trailer Class-Action Litigation Nears Settlement
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A class-action settlement agreement has been reached to resolve nearly all the remaining court claims over allegations that government-issued ...
    08/4/2016 - 2:32 am | View Website
  • FEMA trailers: Shelter, class-action lawsuit
    Years after Katrina, ads selling FEMA trailers were on the Internet and in publications. ... FEMA trailers: Shelter, class-action lawsuit. Years after Katrina, ...
    08/26/2015 - 3:22 am | View Website
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