Hannibal, Missouri Water Quality 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:

The City of Hannibal and the Hannibal Board of Public Works have agreed to a settlement in a class action brought against them and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The two defendants have committed to a minimum of $5 million to improve water quality in the city, with a focus on reducing or replacing chloramination as a primary method of disinfecting water. In addition, they have agreed to set aside $205,000 to reimburse class members for out-of-pocket costs for blood and urine cytology for medical monitoring. 

Docket Number:


Company: City of Hannibal

Filing Deadline: October 23, 2018

Class Period: September 1, 2011 to February 28, 2016

Objection Deadline: August 10, 2018

Exclusion Deadline: August 10, 2018

Final Approval Hearing: August 24, 2018

Proof of Purchase:

To receive a payment as part of the Medical-Monitoring Class, you must provide evidence of the blood or urine cytology tests for which you want reimbursement.


Two classes have been certified for this action. The Rate-Payer Class is all current residents of Missouri who paid for water provided by the Hannibal, Missouri public water supply system, between September 1, 2011 and February 28, 2016. No payments are being made to this class. The Medical-Monitoring Class is all current residents of Missouri who lived in Hannibal for a minimum of three years between September 2011 and February 2016 and drank or bathed in water provided by the city’s public water supply system.

Typical Settlement Amount:

No payments will be made to the Rate-Payer Class. The Medical Monitoring Class will receive reimbursements for blood or urine cytology tests, minus any amounts paid by insurance or other parties. The $205,000 will be distributed to the Medical-Monitoring Class on a pro-rata basis, depending on how many valid claims are received.

Total Settlement Amount: $5,205,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firm:
Nidel & Nace PLLC

Claim Form: Hannibal, Missouri Water Quality Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Latta, et al. v. Hannibal Board of Public Works, et al.

Settlement Website: Hannibal, Missouri Water Quality Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Analytics Consulting

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Latta et al. v. Hannibal Board of Public Works, et al. Settlement
c/o Analytics Consulting
P.O. Box 2005
Chanhassen, MN 55317-2005

Tags: Contaminated Water/Groundwater, Government, Water