Defendants Prevail In 2nd Formaldehyde Trailer Litigation Bellwether Trial

NEW ORLEANS — (Mealey’s) The jury hearing the claims in the second Federal Emergency Management Agency trailer formaldehyde products liability litigation trial in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana deliberated less than three hours on March 29 before returning with...

$716 Million Settlement For WTC First Responders, Rubble Removal Workers Approved

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) U.S. Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein of the Southern District of New York on June 23 approved a $716 million settlement for first responders and workers who cleared the rubble of the collapsed World Trade Center towers after the Sept. 11, 2001, attack; a case management hearing is...

Makers Of FEMA Mobile Homes Near Class Action Settlement

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) Companies that manufactured mobile homes for the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Hurricane Katrina are nearing a settlement to resolve thousands of claims that Gulf Coast storm victims were exposed to potentially dangerous fumes, court records show. A proposed class-action...

$2.6 Million Deal To Settle FEMA Mobile Home Claims

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) Companies that manufactured mobile homes for the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Hurricane Katrina have agreed to pay $2.6 million to resolve thousands of claims that the shelters exposed Gulf Coast storm victims to potentially dangerous fumes, according to a proposed...

5th Circuit Panel Affirms Lack Of Jurisdiction In FEMA Trailer Formaldehyde Suits

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) A unanimous Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Jan. 23 affirmed summary judgment for the United States against Alabama and Mississippi claimants in the multidistrict Federal Emergency Management Agency trailer formaldehyde products liability litigation for lack...

Parties File Joint Motion To Certify Settlement Class In FEMA Trailer Litigation

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) The parties to the multidistrict Federal Emergency Management Agency formaldehyde trailer litigation consolidated in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana filed a joint motion April 13 for certification of a settlement class and for preliminary approval...

2nd Circuit: $5M Contingent Payment Pursuant To Sept. 11 Settlement Not Triggered

NEW YORK — (Mealey’s) The Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on June 9 found that a lower federal court erred in ordering the WTC Captive Insurance Co. Inc. to make a $5 million first contingent payment pursuant to the settlement of personal injury claims filed against the City of New York...