Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Class Action Status Rejected for Katrina Generated FEMA Trailer Litigation
Judge Engelhardt denied class certification for litigants claiming that FEMA trailers exposed them to toxic fumes. Plaintiffs sued the federal government and several trailer manufacturers over elevated formaldehyde levels in the trailers housing hurricane victims. Individual issues included different trailer models, individual medical histories, and varying symptoms. The Associated Press story is available here and the Washington Post story is available here.