Class Action, Client Results, Toxic Tort

Insulation Material Class Action

May 3, 1985

This class action filed in the mid-eighties purported to involve millions of nationwide homeowners and building owners.  Represented a chemical manufacturer who supplied components that were used in creating urea-formaldehyde foam insulation (UFFI) which was installed in many homes built in the 1970’s and was retrofitted into many buildings to provide enhanced insulation during the energy crisis.  The plaintiffs complained of symptoms including headaches, runny noses, and birth defects.  The court allowed discovery on the issues related to class certification.  The firm assembled extensive scientific affidavits in opposition to the certification and our motion to dismiss was granted, certification was refused, and only eleven individual cases were eventually filed. 

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