Contractors Still On Hook In Katrina Trailer Suit

Law360, New York (June 16, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The federal judge presiding over multidistrict litigation claiming trailers issued after Hurricane Katrina exposed residents to formaldehyde has refused to drop government contractors that hauled and installed the trailers from a case involving more than 100 plaintiffs.

In the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on Monday, Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt rejected the motion of Shaw Environmental Inc. and CH2M Hill Constructors Inc. to be dismissed from a multiple-plaintiff case in the trailer MDL.

Judge Engelhardt rejected the contractors' arguments that the plaintiffs...
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