More Suits Filed in Alabama Over Formaldehyde Issue
Sixty-six people in Alabama’s Mobile County filed federal lawsuits on Tuesday (June 30) against the manufacturers of travel trailers that they say exposed them to dangerous levels of formaldehyde after Hurricane Katrina.
The lawsuits join about 23,000 others that have been filed in Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. The Alabama suits name seven manufacturers, along with contractors who won no-bid contracts to install the trailers, according to the Mobile Press-Register.
The suits filed Tuesday — along with another 40-plus civil complaints that attorneys plan to file by Aug. 1 — will be transferred to a federal judge in New Orleans who has been appointed to oversee all of the travel trailer litigation along the Gulf Coast.