Former Ametek Facility El Cajon Contamination Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

This settlement resolves two of four class actions concerning contamination of land in El Cajon, California.

The first class action, against Ametek, Inc., Thomas Deeney, and Senior Operations, LLC, concerned the fact that Amatek had a facility on the site between 1968 and 1988, including a storage tank for manufacturing materials. The complaint alleged that the tank (long since removed) contaminated groundwater, creating a subsurface “plume” of chemicals that may be found in soil vapor and indoor air on local properties, including Greenfield Mobile Estates, Starlight Mobile Home Park, and Villa Cajon Mobile Home Estate.

The second class action, against the same defendants, concerns the same issues, only this time in relation to Magnolia Elementary School in El Cajon.

Docket Number:

3:17-cv-00597-GPC-AGS, 3:15-cv-01394-GPC-AGS

Company: Ametek Inc.

Filing Deadline: September 23, 2022

Class Period: January 1, 1963 to April 14, 2020

Objection Deadline: July 25, 2020

Exclusion Deadline: July 25, 2020

Final Approval Hearing: August 24, 2020

Proof of Purchase:

If Class Counsel or the Claims Administrator are able to verify your claims, you may not have to submit proof. However, if they cannot do so, you must provide proof. For example, proof of residence in the mobile home parks may include two forms of documentation, including tax forms, billing statements, or rental or lease agreements.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you belong to any of these three groups:

- The Medical Consultation Subclass, which includes people who lived in the mobile home parks of Greenfield Mobile Estates, Starlight Mobile Home Park, or Villa Cajon Mobile Home Estates for one or more calendar years between January 1, 1963 and April 14, 2020. (Claim deadline September 23, 2022.)

- The Sampling/Mitigation Program Subclass, which includes people who own a mobile home coach in one of these three mobile home parks as of April 14, 2020. (Claim deadline September 23, 2021.)

- The Magnolia Elementary School Class, which includes people who attended the school as a student or who worked there as staff for one or more school years, between January 1, 1963 and April 14, 2020. (Claim deadline September 23, 2022.)

You are not eligible if you have independently settled or resolved claims about exposure to the contaminants with any of the defendants in the litigation, including their related companies. See the Notices for more information.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Medical Consultation Subclass and Magnolia Elementary School Class: Medical consultation with a doctor and tests to screen for conditions associated with exposure to Trichloroethylene (TCE) in high concentrations. Sampling/Mitigation Subclass: Plume monitoring, remediation, and/or mitigation. For more information about the mobile home park subclasses, see the Notice at http://www.elcajoncasesettlement.com/Content/Documents/Cox/Notice.pdf. For more information about the Magnolia class, see the Notice at http://www.elcajoncasesettlement.com/Content/Documents/Trujillo/Notice.pdf.

Total Settlement Amount: $1,500,000 for medical consultations; $2,000,000 for sampling/mitigation/remediation.

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$5,000

Law Firm:
Baron & Budd

Claim Form: Former Ametek Facility El Cajon Contamination Settlement Claim Forms

Case Name: Cox, et al. v. Ametek, Inc. et al., Danielle Trujillo, et al. v. Ametek, Inc. et al.

Settlement Website: Former Ametek Facility El Cajon Contamination Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Epiq Class Action & Claims Solutions, Inc.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

El Cajon Claims Administrator
c/o Epiq
P.O. Box 3266
Portland, OR 97208-3266
info@ElCajonCaseSettlement.com

Tags: Environmental, Environmental Contamination, Hazardous or Toxic Materials