Mobile Home Makers Settle Toxic FEMA Trailer MDL

Law360, New York (April 17, 2012, 5:08 PM EDT) -- More than 20 trailer makers in a Louisiana multidistrict litigation reached a settlement worth at least $11.5 million Friday with thousands of residents displaced by hurricanes Katrina and Rita who claimed the trailers they were provided contained formaldehyde.

Counsel for the plaintiffs and the companies lodged a joint motion asking U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt to preliminarily approve the deal. A handful of the companies' settlement amounts were filed under seal, though those that are public range from just over $100,000 to $6.2 million.

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Case Information

Case Title

In Re: FEMA Trailer Formaldehyde Products Liability Litigation

Case Number



Louisiana Eastern

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability


Kurt D. Engelhardt

Date Filed

October 24, 2007

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