STORY FROM: MDL Mass Tort & Class Action Monitor
New Class Actions Target Weyerhaeuser Formaldehyde-Coated Lumber
August 21, 2017
MINNEAPOLIS — Several class actions have been filed recently in several states by plaintiffs who claim that their residences have been rendered uninhabitable by toxic gases that are being emitted from formaldehyde-coated lumber joists used to build their homes.
In the most recent suit filed Aug. 11 in U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, a Minnesota family alleges that they were forced to immediately relocate after receiving notice that their home contained the defective joists, which are manufactured by Weyerhaeuser Co.
According to the lawsuits, Weyerhaeuser has already halted production, sales and shipment of its Trus Joist-brand engineered ...