Immunity For Potentially Toxic Trailers

Law360, New York (February 8, 2012, 12:45 PM EST) -- In January 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld the dismissal of putative class actions filed by Mississippi and Alabama residents against the federal government alleging trailers provided to Hurricane Katrina-impacted citizens contained hazardous levels of formaldehyde.

See In re: FEMA Trailer Formaldehyde Products Liability Litigation (Mississippi Plaintiffs), No. 10-30921, and In re: FEMA Trailer Formaldehyde Products Liability Litigation (Alabama Plaintiffs), No. 10-30945 (5th Cir. 2012).

Plaintiffs-appellants brought this Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) action against the United States for injuries allegedly...
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