FEMA Formaldehyde Trailer Suits Consolidated

Law360, New York (October 29, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has centralized the handful of suits that have been filed against the Federal Emergency Management Agency alleging that the trailers provided by the government after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita contained dangerous amounts of formaldehyde.

On Friday, the panel sided with the plaintiffs in the growing dispute, ruling that the litigation should be consolidated and transferred to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, where three of the suits have already been filed.

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