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Company: Shaw Environmental Inc.
Current Parent CompanyBrookfield Corporation
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Penalty: $1,250,000
Year: 2012
Date: May 25, 2012
Offense Group: safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: product safety violation
Violation Description: Four companies which received contracts from FEMA to provide trailers to residents of Louisiana displaced by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita agreed to pay a total of $5 million to resolve multi-district litigation alleging that the trailers contained harmful formaldehyde. The parties did not disclose how much each of the companies was to pay. Here we assume the total was divided evenly among them.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: private litigation
Court: Eastern District of Louisiana
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Case ID: 2:07md1873
Case Name: In Re: FEMA Trailer Formaldehyde Products Liability Litigation
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: settlement
HQ Country of Current Parent: Canada
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: diversified
Specific Industry of Current Parent: diversified
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