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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  • 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
  • MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: FEMA crews survey flood damage
    Former Governor Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against the widow of slain "American Sniper ... McGovern says such a trial is rare because most defamation cases are settled out of court. Kyle and a friend were killed in last year at a Texas gun ...
    07/9/2014 - 11:33 am | View Link
  • FEMA sends extra settlement checks to plaintiffs in formaldehyde suit
    I had asthma and it would get worse in the trailer. My husband would get headaches. His nose would run in that trailer,' said Coleman. The manufacturers eventually settled ... people who joined the class action lawsuit who also received two checks.
    11/6/2013 - 1:48 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 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 - 8:00 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.
    08/30/2015 - 4:08 am | View Website
  • Toxic Trailers
    Seaechable database for former FEMA trailers Good story in Grist below tells you how to check to see if a trailer you might be living in or interested in purchasing ...
    08/30/2015 - 1:52 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 ...
    08/30/2015 - 12:47 am | View Website
  • FEMA Trailer Formaldehyde Class Action Settlement
    Judge approves $42.6 million FEMA trailer class action lawsuit settlement over toxic formaldehyde.
    08/29/2015 - 9:05 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 ...
    08/29/2015 - 6:06 pm | View Website
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