FEMA Beats Katrina Victims' Formaldehyde Claims In La.

Law360, New York (April 11, 2012, 5:10 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed all Louisiana claims against the Federal Emergency Management Agency in a sprawling class action filed by Hurricane Katrina victims who claimed they were injured after being housed in trailers containing formaldehyde.

“Any and all claims asserted by plaintiffs in these actions against the United States of America are hereby dismissed with prejudice,” U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt said in a judgment filed in the Eastern District of Louisiana.

In a series of rulings leading up to Wednesday's judgment, Judge...
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