FEMA Litigation Coming To Close

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A deal has been reached to resolve nearly all of the remaining court claims from allegations that government-issued trailers exposed Gulf Coast residents to hazardous fumes after Hurricane Katrina.

Lead plaintiffs' attorney Gerald Meunier told The Associated Press on Monday that a class-action settlement agreement has been expanded to include several companies that manufactured, installed or refurbished FEMA trailers after the 2005 storm.

A proposed settlement announced in April called for nearly two dozen manufacturers to pay $14.8 million to resolve claims over elevated formaldehyde levels in FEMA trailers following hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Meunier said the deal has been expanded to include other companies that will pay an undisclosed amount.

Texas residents' claims against FEMA would be the only related claims still pending if a judge approves the deal.

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  • by Anonymous on May 30, 2012 at 04:22 AM
    to protect us as taxpayers from anymore lawsuits like this one, FEMA should never again provide housing. The people should take care of themselves. They should get up off their bottoms and stop expecting the goverment to take care of their every need. When you give people a weeks warning that a storm is coming and it will destory their homes and cities, and they dont leave, then they get what they deserve. People need to be responsible.
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