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Attorneys for hurricane victims ask for mock trial

POSTED: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 7:25am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 10:58pm

Lawyers for hundreds of hurricane victims want to hold a mock trial for the toxic trailer lawsuits.

A real jury has already rejected a family's claims that formaldehyde in their FEMA trailers hurt their health.

The plaintiff's attorneys asked a judge to order two non-binding summary jury trials. The outcome can promote a mass settlement, but attorney's for trailer manufacturer are opposed to the idea.

Summary jury trials typically take less time and are less expensive.