Spray Foam Cos. Hit With Latest Suit Over 'Toxic' Insulation

Law360, Miami (April 23, 2013, 5:51 PM EDT) -- A Florida couple on Monday filed the latest putative class action over allegedly defective spray polyurethane foam insulation against manufacturer Lapolla Industries Inc. and local distributor Air Tight Insulation of Mid-Florida LLC.

Robert and Cynthia Gibson launched a nationwide class action in the Middle District of Florida, the ninth such suit targeting spray foam insulation makers and installers over alleged respiratory and neurological injuries caused by the products.

“Although Lapolla markets its SPFs as being 'environmentally friendly,' providing 'energy savings for life' ... the SPFs are really complex toxic chemical compounds that, due to the defective nature of Lapolla's design, manufacture,...

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