Fluor Can't Shake Liability Claims In FEMA Trailer MDL

Law360, New York (December 7, 2010, 3:53 PM EST) -- A federal judge has denied Fluor Enterprises Inc.'s motion to dismiss Louisiana product liability claims on the pleadings in multidistrict litigation over claims that trailers issued after hurricanes Katrina and Rita exposed residents to formaldehyde.

Judge Kurt Engelhardt of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on Monday ruled that plaintiffs can bring claims against Fluor because, although the company did not manufacture the trailers, trailer residents were exposed to the formaldehyde because of Fluor's alleged problems in putting together the trailers' component...
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