Second Round of Formaldehyde Suits Brewing

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June 26, 2012 by   2 Comments

Just as the recreational vehicle industry appears to be nearing a resolution to formaldehyde lawsuits, another round of litigation may be brewing.

As reported by the Elkhart Truth, Ridgeland, Miss., attorney Tyler Kent confirmed he and other Gulf Coast lawyers are preparing a civil suit regarding FEMA trailers sold at auction by the U.S. General Services Administration. The plaintiffs are individuals who purchased the units second-hand but were not told the products were from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and are now suffering from a variety of medical ailments.

Kent did not give specifics about the planned court action, saying the law firms were still working on the document and would likely file a complaint in September or October. However, he said based on the extensive research the attorneys have done, they believe they have enough material to move forward and get a remedy for their clients.

To read the entire article in the Elkhart Truth click here.

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2 Responses to “Second Round of Formaldehyde Suits Brewing”

  1. Van Huddleston on June 27th, 2012 9:40 am

    Hre we go again!! When does it ever stop? Does it ever stop? Exactly who do you hold accountable and for how long. These travel trailers were used with good intent and then resold and they are filing a law suit. Does anyone else see anything wrong about tis other than myself? Normally common sense would apply that when buying a product second hand you have what type of warranty implied? As is! Meaning that you bought it end of question. Nope not today!! The people will end up getting paid and when they sell it the next set of people are going to do the same thing! When does it ever end? What ever happened to doing the right thing? It just keeps getting worse and worse! Oh Yea I am selling a 6 year old boat with 2 holes in it, Anyone interested?

    Van Huddleston
    RVDA-RVIA Master Certtified Techniican

  2. John Larson on June 27th, 2012 10:58 am

    I agree with Van! Here we’ve been dealing with formaldehyde for decades and decades, only a small percentage of people exposed to it have issues with it, and those people win again. If anything, the gov’t organization “FEMA” probably did not order the paneling with the chemicals in it. It came from the panel manufacturer that way. The panel manufacturer is the only one that the attorneys should be allowed to go after.
    I don’t recall much happening when there was formaldehyde in the carpet inside of RV’s in the 70’s & 80’s. How about all of those RV’s? Why make a big deal out of it now?

    John Larson
    Master Certified RVIA Tech “also”