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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    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
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    10/29/2013 - 1:50 am | 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
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    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 ...
    07/28/2012 - 10:12 pm | View Link
  • FEMA Toxic Trailer Litigation Nears End
    Nearly two dozen FEMA trailer makers agreed last month to pay a total of $14.8 million to resolve claims over elevated formaldehyde levels in FEMA trailers following hurricanes ... related claims that haven’t been settled or dismissed by the judge ...
    05/30/2012 - 7:38 am | View Link
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