Bellwether Trial Set In Katrina Trailer Toxins MDL

Law360, New York (April 7, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge has chosen a lawsuit by a New Orleans woman and her son to serve as a test run in multidistrict litigation over whether the trailers issued by the government following Hurricane Katrina exposed residents to high levels of the toxin formaldehyde.

Judge Kurt Engelhardt of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on Monday selected the case brought by Alana Alexander and Christopher Cooper against Gulf Stream Coach Inc. to be the first that will be tried in federal court....
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