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Michigan Sewage Incident Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

This settlement resolves at least eleven cases about two sewage disposal system event that occurred on August 11, 2014 and August 28, 2017, against the County of Oakland and its water commissioner. The events occurred in areas of the cities of Berkley, Clawson, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Madison Heights, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, Royal Oak, and Troy.

Docket Number:

2015-147795-NZ (eleven cases total)

Company: Oakland County, Michigan

Filing Deadline: April 21, 2021

Class Period: August 11, 2014 to August 28, 2017

Objection Deadline: March 22, 2021

Exclusion Deadline: March 22, 2021

Final Approval Hearing: April 8, 2021

Proof of Purchase:

You must provide a copy of government-issued photo ID when you submit your claim. Depending on the amount you are claiming, you might have to submit proof of the damage or costs you are claiming. For more information, see the Notice at https://www.ldclassaction.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/615/2021/01/Oakland-Notice-of-Pendency-of-Class-Action-Settlement-With-Dates-Final.pdf.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you are a person listed in Exhibit 1 of the Settlement Agreement or otherwise disclosed during the 2014 Actions, the Hanover Cases, or the 2017 Action who claims that a written Notice of Claim regarding the August 11, 2014 or August 28, 2017 sewage disposal system event was served on the City of Berkley.

Class members may belong to any of Subclasses A through D. Claim forms for Subclasses B and D are available at the settlement website. You can receive these or other claim forms by contacting class counsel Liddle & Dubin. For more information, see the Notice at https://www.ldclassaction.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/615/2021/01/Oakland-Notice-of-Pendency-of-Class-Action-Settlement-With-Dates-Final.pdf.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Share of the net settlement fund. Final amounts will depend in part on the total amount claimed, for damage to real property and personal property, and for out-of-pocket costs for dealing with the damage. The settlement also includes $1.5 million to be spent on improvement measures to the sewage system.

Total Settlement Amount: $13,000,000 which includes $1,500,000 for improvement measures

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

Unknown

Law Firm:
Liddle & Dubin PC

Claim Form: Michigan Sewage Settlement Subclass B Claim Form

Case Name: Polk, et al. v City of Oak Park, et al. (eleven cases total)

Settlement Website: Michigan Sewage Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Liddle & Dubin PC

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Liddle & Dubin PC
975 E. Jefferson Ave.
Detroit, MI 48207
800-536-0045
info@ldclassaction.com

Tags: Flood, Property Damage from Incident, Sewage