FEMA Trailer Suit Settled for $37.5 Million
Seven years after hurricanes Katrina and Rita roared onto the Gulf Coast, a federal judge has approved a $37 million class-action settlement between trailer manufacturers and storm victims who claim that they were exposed to formaldehyde fumes while living in shelters made by the companies and issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
The Associated Press (AP) reported that the settlement amount will be shared among 55,000 residents of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Texas who lived in FEMA-provided trailers. The settlement will be paid for by more than two dozen trailer manufacturers.
The FEMA trailer suit claimed that plaintiffs suffered problems such as headaches, nosebleeds, and breathing difficulty when living in these shelters, reported AP.
The plaintiffs are also demanding a separate $5.1 million settlement with the companies involved with the installation and maintenance of these FEMA trailers.
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