Muscatine, Iowa Grain Processing Corporation 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:

A Muscatine, Iowa company is settling a class action, with both payouts and promises to install better pollution control equipment. The complaint alleged that smoke, odor, and haze from the Grain Processing Corporation’s plant caused a nuisance to area residents. 

Docket Number:

LACV 021232

Company: Grain Processing Corporation

Filing Deadline: March 19, 2019

Class Period: April 24, 2007 to September 1, 2017

Objection Deadline: January 3, 2019

Final Approval Hearing: February 5, 2019

Proof of Purchase:

You must submit proof that you were an owner or renter, or the dependent of an owner or renter, of a property in the affected area, and proof of how long you lived in the area. Fill out one claim form for each individual.


You may be eligible if

  • You lived in the Class Area at any time between April 24, 2007 and September 1, 2017, and
  • You were a renter or owner of the property, or a dependent of a renter or owner, and
  • You did not work for GPC under the title of manager, director, vice president, or senior vice president, and
  • You did not opt out of the class action in 2017. (You are considered to have opted out if you are a minor child for whom no legal guardian remains a class member.)
Typical Settlement Amount:

Depends on how close to the site you lived, how long you lived there, and how many people make valid claims. For those who lived in the area for the full time, payments are estimated to range from $2,000 to $16,000 per individual. See the area maps at http://gpcsettlement.com/Maps.

Total Settlement Amount: $45million

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$25,000 for each Representative Plaintiff; $7,000 for each Class Member Witness

Law Firms:
Larew Law Office
Miner Barnhill & Galland PC

Claim Form: Muscatine, Iowa Grain Processing Corp. Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Freeman v. Grain Processing Corporation

Settlement Website: Muscatine, Iowa Grain Processing Corp. Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Rust Consulting, Inc.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

GPC Settlement Administrator
c/o Rust Consulting Inc – 5765
PO Box 44
Minneapolis MN 55440-0044

Tags: Bad Odor, Environmental Pollution, Nuisance