Settlement Structure: Claims Made
Active: OpenCase Summary:
Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc. is settling the second of two class actions against it. In this case, the complaint alleged that Mountaire’s poultry processing facility in Millsboro, Delaware disposed of contaminated wastewater and liquified sludge near homes and property in a way that resulted in the contamination of groundwater with nitrates and other substances. It also claims that wastewater treatment, spray irrigation, and sludge disposal emit air pollutants, including malodorous hydrogen sulfide and ammonia.
Also, in another case brought by the State of Delaware against Mountaire, the company has agreed to a First Amended Consent Decree, requiring it to do certain things to prevent any more harm to the groundwater, reduce air emissions, and to give residents a way to report and receive follow-ups on air quality complaints. This is now before a federal court for approval.Docket Number:
Company: Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc.
Filing Deadline: March 22, 2021
Class Period: May 1, 2000
Objection Deadline: February 22, 2021
Exclusion Deadline: February 22, 2021
Final Approval Hearing: April 12, 2021Proof of Purchase:
The Registration Form does not ask for documentation at this time.Eligibility:
You may be eligible if, on or after May 1, 2000, you owned, leased, lived on, or worked on a full-time basis at (1) a property located entirely or in part within the Groundwater Area and not the Air Area, (2) a property located entirely or in part within the Air Area but not the Groundwater Area, or (3) a property located entirely or in part within both the Groundwater and Air Areas. For boundaries, see the Class Area Map at https://www.mountairesettlement.com/classareamap.html.Typical Settlement Amount:
Those who file valid Registration Forms will be considered for possible compensation by an impartial third party adjudicator. Final amounts will be depend on the number of valid claims submitted as well as on the severity of each person’s injuries and damages.
Total Settlement Amount: $65,000,000Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:
Baird Mandalas Brockstedt, LLC
Schochor, Federico and Staton, PA
Claim Form: Mountaire Settlement Registration Form
Case Name: Cuppels v. Mountaire
Settlement Website: Mountaire Settlement Website
RG/2 Claims Administration
Cuppels v. Mountaire Corporation Class Action Settlement Administrator
c/o RG/2 Claims Administration LLC
P.O. Box 59479
Philadelphia, PA 19102-9479