A federal judge has refused to certify a class action on behalf of thousands of Gulf Coast hurricane victims who were exposed to potentially hazardous Formaldehyde fumes while living in government-issued trailers after hurricanes Katrina and Rita. In the ruling, U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt decided that the lawsuits against the federal government and several trailer manufacturers can’t be handled as a collective class action because the facts of each Plaintiff’s claim are unique and thus must be examined individually. As we have reported, Formaldehyde is a preservative that can cause breathing problems and is classified as a carcinogen. This court ruling simply means each case will be tried separately with awards in each case if the Plaintiff is successful based on the facts of that case.
Source: Associated Press
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