Pensacola Jail Flood, Fire, and Explosion 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:

Defendants have agreed to a $17,500,000 settlement in a case involving a flood, fire, explosion, and evacuation at Escambia County Central Booking and Detention Facility (CBDF) in Pensacola, Florida. The fund is to recompense the approximately 668 people present at the event, including inmates, employees, and first responders. Two people were killed and one became permanently paraplegic; others suffered injuries and trauma.

Docket Number:

2015-CA-000722

Company: AE New Jr. Inc.

Filing Deadline: March 10, 2018

Class Period: April 29, 2014 to April 30, 2014

Objection Deadline: September 1, 2018

Exclusion Deadline: September 1, 2018

Final Approval Hearing: February 11, 2019

Proof of Purchase:

No proof is required for no injuries or for some minor injuries. Proof is required for all other injuries and some must have their claim graded. Certain relatives with a claim must sign the claim form, but will not receive a payment. See http://nebula.wsimg.com/05ed8d0b6df7187f0edd339d33089408?AccessKeyId=322171C5DCA76149582F&disposition=0&alloworigin=1 for details.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you were an inmate, employee, or first responder present at the April 29-30, 2014 flood, fire, explosion, and evacuation at Escambia County Central Booking and Detention Facility (CBDF) in Pensacola, Florida; if you were married to such a claimant at the time of the events; if you are a wrongful death beneficiaries of a person who died during the event; or if you were related to and have a claim on a claimant.

In order for the settlement to be approved, all 668 claimants must agree to it. Spouses, wrongful death beneficiaries or heirs, or other relatives with a claim must sign the claim form, but will not receive a payment.

The settlement is extremely complex. See the Notice and Claim Form for more information.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Awards for the three gravely injured persons have been determined; all others will be give pro-rata shares of the remaining net settlement fund in a complicated formula that depends on the seriousness of injuries and other factors.

Total Settlement Amount: $17,500,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

None

Law Firms:
Langston & Lott PLLC
Michles & Booth
Stevenson Klotz

Claim Form: Pensacola Jail Explosion Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Clarke Allen, et al. v. A.E. New Jr., Inc., et al

Settlement Website: Pensacola Jail Explosion Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Edgar C. Gentle, III

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

The Pensacola Jail Explosion Settlement
c/o Edgar C. Gentle, III, Settlement Administrator
Gentle Turner Sexton & Harbison LLC
501 Riverchase Parkway East, Suite 100
Hoover, AL 35244
Phone: 205-716-3000
Toll-Free Phone: 800-345-0837
Fax: 205-716-3010

Tags: Explosion, Fire, Flood, Injuries or Death