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3M, Daiken Southern Water Systems PFAS Contamination Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

This settlement resolves a class action alleging 3M Company, Dyneon, LLC, and Daikin America, Inc. contaminated drinking water sources, including for customers of West Morgan-East Lawrence Water and Sewer Authority (the Authority), Town Creek Water System, West Lawrence Water Cooperative, VAW Water System, and Trinity Water Works. The complaint alleged that the companies discharged per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), including Perfulorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and Perfoluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS) into the Tennessee River.

Docket Number:

5:15-cv-01750

Company: 3M

Filing Deadline: April 15, 2022

Class Period: October 5, 2013 to September 29, 2016

Objection Deadline: February 10, 2022

Exclusion Deadline: February 10, 2022

Final Approval Hearing: March 15, 2022

Proof of Purchase:

If you are a member of the Ratepayer Subclass, you do not need to do anything to receive a settlement payment. A check will be mailed to you when the settlement becomes final. If you are a member of the Resident Subclass, you must submit a claim form by April 15, 2022.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you belong to either of the following subclasses:

Ratepayer Subclass: All those who were
- Residential customers of the Authority, Town Creek Water System, the West Lawrence Water Cooperative (Route 20 residential customers only), the VAW Water System (Routes 08 through 19 residential customers only), or the Trinity Water Works, at any time between October 5, 2013 and September 29, 2016, and
- Made any payment for water originating with the Authority, whether the water was provided directly by the Authority of through one of its wholesale customers, that is, the Town Creek Water System, the West Lawrence Water Cooperative (Route 20 residential customers only), the VAW Water System (Routes 08 through 19 residential customers only), or the Trinity Water Works, between the following dates: November 1, 2013 and October 31, 2016 in the cases of residential customers of the Authority, Town Creek, and West Lawrence; or November 1, 2013 and June 30, 2016 in the cases of residential customers of the VAW Water System and the Trinity Water Work.

Resident Subclass: All those who currently live in Alabama, Georgia, or Tennessee and for at least six months
- Between October 5, 2013 and September 29, 2016, in the case of residential customers of the Authority, Town Creek Water System, and the West Lawrence Water Cooperative (Route 20 only) or
- Between October 5, 2013 and May 31, 2016, in the case of residential customers of the VAW Water System (Routes 08 through 19 only) and the Trinity Water Works,
owned or lived in a residence that received water originating with the Authority, whether the water was provided by the Authority or through one of its wholesale customers, that is, Town Creek Water System, West Lawrence Water Cooperative (Route 20 residential customers only), the VAW Water System (Routes 08 through 19 residential customers only), or the Trinity Water Works.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Ratepayer Subclass: For most, pro rata share of $6,375,000, up to $745. For small accounts that were short-lived or did not have many charges, minimum payment of $50. Resident Subclass: Payment of $50-$100 as a share of $1,000,000.

Total Settlement Amount: $12,000,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$5,000

Law Firms:
Hannon Law Firm LLC
Heninger Garrison Davis LLC

Claim Form: 3M, Daiken Water Systems Contamination Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Lindsey v. 3M Company

Settlement Website: 3M, Daiken Water Systems Contamination Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
KCC Class Action Services, LLC

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Lindsey v. 3M Company Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 43502
Providence, RI 02940-3502
888-890-6713

Tags: Contaminated Water/Groundwater, Environmental Contamination, PFAS