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Shipping Companies Limitations Claims Actions

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

This litigation is gathering claims from business and property owners that may have losses related to the October 2021 oil spill in Orange County near Huntington Beach. The limitations action was filed because of allegations against the MCS Danit ship and its owners MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company and Dordellas Finance Corp. and the M/V Beijing ship and its owner Capetanissa Maritime Corporation, either to clear themselves of responsibility for the oil spill or to limit the amount of damages they might have to pay.

Note that this is separate from the class action filed against the companies that own and operate the pipeline, including Amplify Energy Corporation, Beta Operating Company, and San Pedro Bay Pipeline Company. That case has been stayed until these limitations actions are decided, and if you do not weigh in in these actions, your rights to make a claim against the ships may not be protected by that action.

Docket Number:

CV 22-02153-DOC-JDE

Company: Mediterranean Shipping Company, SA

Filing Deadline: December 7, 2022

Proof of Purchase:

No proof is required at this time.

Eligibility:

The Claim Form invites claims from commercial fishers, those who own residential or commercial real property, those whose personal property was damaged, commercial recreation businesses or waterfront of non-waterfront tourism, and others. No class has been defined at this point.

Typical Settlement Amount:

No settlement or judgment has been reached, so there are no benefits to distribute at this time.

Total Settlement Amount: NA

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

NA

Claim Form: Limitation Claims Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: In the Matter of the Complaint of Dordellas Finance Corp., Owner and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A., Owner

Settlement Website: Limitation Claims Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
JND Legal Administration

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

JND Legal Administration

Tags: Business Losses, Damage to Livelihood or Business, Environmental Damage, Environmental Pollution, Oil Spill, Personal Property, Property Damage from Incident