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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...

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...

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...

JPMDL Centralizes Lumber Liquidators Flooring Suits In Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey's) The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPMDL) on June 12 transferred and centralized 10 lawsuits alleging that Chinese-made hardwood flooring products sold by Lumber Liquidators Inc. emits excessive levels of formaldehyde in the U.S. District Court for...